4618.4 - Domestic Use of Water and Energy, South Australia, Oct 2004
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/04/2005
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More SA Households Conserving Water: ABS
One in four South Australian households undertook some water conservation actions for the first time during the year ending October 2004, according to an Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) survey released today.
A year after the state government introduced watering restrictions 10% of households reported that for the first time they used a soaking method to water their gardens and lawns. Other first time activities included using mulch (9% of households), stopping watering lawns (8%) and planting drought tolerant plants or lawn (8%).
Including first timers, 59% of households used mulch in their gardens, 41% used a soaking method to water their gardens, 31% planted drought tolerant plants or lawn during the year, 17% did not water lawns, and 16% removed or reduced the size of their lawns.
Further details are available in Domestic Use of Water and Energy, South Australia, October 2004 (cat. no. 4618.4).
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