We use on average 30 million litres of water per day in the winter months to 75 million litres of water per day during the summer. This works out to about 400 litres per person per day in the winter and 700 litres in summer.
Over the past decade, Nanaimo's water consumption has declined almost 20%, and remains lower than both provincial and national rates. Council set an ambitious target for further reduction of 10% per decade. Reducing consumption helps the environment and helps delay expensive upgrades to infrastructure.