W1 Water use

Agencies are encouraged to identify and implement water conservation measures to reduce annual water use and save costs.

By installing efficient water infrastructure and appliances, the NSW Government can become more resilient to future water shortages, while leading by example in the procurement of water-efficient products

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The NSW Government spent nearly $120 million on water consumption in 2018-19, which is a 10% decrease in expenses since the previous financial year.

The graph below shows a four-year trend towards decreased water consumption. In 2018-19, it was down almost 1000 megalitres (3.2%) compared to last year.

Column chart showing decreasing water consumption in gigalitres from 2015-16 to 2018-19. See surrounding text for further detail.