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We monitor how much of our drinking water is used daily across our region.
The data in the graph shown below is generally updated on a weekly basis and represents the daily average consumption of water in megalitres (1 meglitre, or ML, is equal to 1 million litres) from our Hastings water supply.
Average daily water consumption (in MegaLitres)
Our Water team are working hard to make sure we all have access to an efficient and sustainable water supply well into the future.
We are currently forming an Integrated Water Cycle Management (IWCM) Strategy to help us to make plans based on what we have achieved, what gaps we have and the lessons we have learnt along the way.
Our team are investigating:
As more people move to the area, we need to make sure our secure yield grows to match. Secure yield is the amount of water we can supply each year without impacting the river and natural environment. The size of our pipes and storage facilities are also considered when calculating the secure yield.
When we make plans for the future of our water, we look at:
Some of the figures we use for future planning to 2050 include: