Water Footprint

A blue and white exhibit with lots of taps and switch in front of digital numbers and a vertical information panel titled 'Water Footprint'
A blue and white exhibit with lots of taps and switch in front of digital numbers and a vertical information panel titled 'Water Footprint'

Find out how much water is currently used around your home and how you can reduce how much water you use.

How it works

Set the taps and switches to show your water use on the screen. Look at the lights to see the size of your water footprint.

Things to try or ask around the exhibit

  • How much water do you use?
  • How can you change habits to reduce your water use?

Background

This gives you a rough estimation of your water use, but doesn’t take into account the water you use for cooking, household cleaning, etc

Finding the science in your world

Households consume about 11% of Australia’s water. More and more of us are adopting water saving technologies to help reduce our water footprints. Saving water also saves money and energy, so it is worth trying to make your footprint as small as you can.