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Water Quiz Answers

Here are the answers to the Water Quiz. Refer to the relevant publications and page numbers for further information.

Australia's Environment: Issues and Trends, 2007 (cat. no. 4613.0)

1. What was the second most common source of water used by Australian households in 2007? (See page 70)

d) Grey water

2. Which sector/industry accounts for the largest volume of water consumption in Australia? (See page 62)

c) Agricultural industry

3. The Murray-Darling Basin accounts for what percentage of Australia's irrigation water use? (See page 22)

a) 70%

4. Is the following statistic True or False? The percentage increase reported on the number of fishing vessels apprehended for illegal fishing between 1999 and 2005 was 250% (See page 75)


5. Is the following statement True or False? The United States of America was the first country in the world to introduce the Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme that requires mandatory water efficiency labels on all shower heads, washing machines, toilets, dishwashers, urinals and some types of taps. (See page 21)


Environmental Issues: People's Views and Practices, March 2007 (cat. no. 4602.0)

6. In 2007, how many households reported using rainwater tanks a source of water? (See page 32)

d) More than 1.5 million

7. In terms of water conservation, which state had the highest proportion of households who reported collecting grey water? (See page 45)

b) Victoria

8. What percentage of Australian households reported to have at least one dual flush toilet in 2007? (See page 47)

d) 81%

9. What is the third most common way to save water in the garden? (See page 63)

b) Only watering when necessary

10. Which state/territory has the highest proportion of outdoor spas? (See page 76)

d) Northern Territory

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