Gold Coast halves water use

A combination of restrictions and consumer education have cut the use of water on Queensland’s Gold Coast from over 300 litres per person per day to less than 140. Premier Bligh, in a speech about waters critical role in Queensland politics said, “Without a doubt, the most extraordinary achievement in relation to water that we have seen in Queensland this year is the remarkable achievement of the residents of south-east Queensland.” A program entitled Target 140 helped residents shave another 30 litres a day of their water consumption. Level 5 water restrictions had already reduced consumption to 171 litres a day. 3500 workers are involved in water infrastructure projects in South East Queensland including 170 kilometers of pipeline.

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