Sydney’s heatwave has resulted in the second highest daily demand for water in the past six years.
Sydney Water’s Managing Director Kevin Young said yesterday the city had a total demand of 2,020 million litres.
The thirstiest day was back in January 2007 when the Sydney area used 2,022 million litres.
“Yesterday’s demand is the equivalent of more than 800 Olympic sized swimming pools of water and is 42 per cent higher than the average summer day demand,” Mr Young said.
He said while the increase was significant it was not unexpected given the heat.
Mr Young said Sydney Water coped very well with meeting the demand. He said while there are no water restrictions in place, it was still important for people to use water wisely.
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