Most of us know how important it is to conserve water, although we often forget to let that manifest through our actions. However, the cost of water consumption in Australia in the future should be one reason to practise water conservation.
Infrastructure Australia’s (IA) report showed that households may pay twice their current bills within the next two decades, as costs may increase to more than $2,500 by 2040.
Domestic sewage treatment systems should be among your options for saving water. Imagine if all the water you use at home can be recycled naturally without the need for chemicals. You may then use it for cleaning purposes, watering the plants or washing your car.
Some other ways to save water involve energy-efficient appliances. By spending extra on new models, you can save money on reduced water and energy consumption. Simple changes in your habits, such as taking shorter baths will help conserve water, aside from a proactive approach when it comes to leaky faucets and pipes.
Future Utility Costs
Whilst households are responsible for saving water, the government remains accountable as well. The IA report showed that Australia needs to invest in water infrastructure, including dams and pipes, as well as implement certain reforms. Some of these changes include the establishment of a national water authority.
Privatisation may likewise serve as another way to keep prices from increasing $1,226, which is the average household spending on water bills. The government should review all these suggestions to prepare for a bigger population, which will increase to 30 million by 2030.
The public and private sector must work together to ensure that Australia will still have a steady and safe supply of clean water in the future. The positive change must start at home.