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Grey water was being used by more than half (55%) of all Australian households in 2007, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today.
Grey water was the second most common source of water after mains/town water. Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory had the highest proportion of households using grey water, at 72% and 63% respectively.
Nearly a quarter of Australian households used grey water as their main water source for the garden, with Victoria and Queensland the highest users, at 43% and 27% respectively.
Other main findings were:
Further details are in Environmental Issues: People's Views and Practices (cat. no. 4602.0).
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