Singapore currently consumes about 440 million gallons water per day. As our population and economy continue to grow, total water demand is expected to double by 2065, with the non-domestic sector expected to account for two-thirds of this demand. The impact of climate change will also stress our limited water resources. It is important that we conserve our water resources to ensure the resilience of our water supply in the long term.
Singapore’s National Water Agency PUB launched its annual “Make Every Drop Count” water conservation campaign on 8 March 2023, in conjunction with Singapore World Water Day (SWWD) celebrations in March. This year’s campaign reinforces the centrality of responsible water use and management in the nation’s sustainability efforts, encouraging individuals and businesses to play their part to contribute to building a sustainable water future for Singapore.
With the theme “Simple Actions, Sustainable Future”, PUB’s water conservation campaign reminds everyone – individuals, the community and businesses – to rethink their water use and incorporate good water habits as part of sustainability. While using water wisely and responsibly may be simple actions, these collectively make a big difference to our environment and Singapore’s water security. These actions range from simple water-saving habits done daily at home, recycling and reusing water, to adopting water-efficient processes and equipment in our industries.
Do you know how much water you use for different activities at home? Below is a pie chart showing the percentage breakdown of water use for each activity in a typical household.
PUB Household Water Consumption Study in 2021/2022
The latest household water consumption study conducted by PUB from 2021 to 2022 with about 400 households showed that shower, flushing, kitchen and laundry remained as the largest water consuming areas in households, constituting 81% of its total water usage.
There is potential for households to use water more efficiently when doing their daily chores. Make every drop count and learn how you can contribute to water savings today.
Start making a difference today by adopting these good water saving habits at home.
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Singapore’s water demand is expected to double by 2065, with the non-domestic sector expected to account for two-thirds of this demand. The impact of climate change will also stress our limited water resources. With growing water needs, it is imperative for businesses and industries to prioritise water efficiency and embrace sustainable water management practices, to ensure a sustainable and resilient water supply for Singapore.
To ensure water resilience, businesses and industries can also do their part to manage water demand. Over the years, PUB has worked closely with them, with the support of government grants, to implement water-recycling projects that successfully helped businesses become more water-efficient.