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According to a recent national survey, 85 percent of Canadians reported using some form of water-saving technology while at the same time almost half didn't think that their water use will make much of a difference.
The survey, conducted for the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating, highlights several significant opinions about water use, including:
Within the notable range of responses, 85 percent of Canadians report using some form of water-saving technology, with high-efficiency washing machines, low flush/dual flush toilets, and low-flow shower heads being the most common. However, among Canadians who do not use water-saving technology, nearly half (46 percent) say it is because the technology options are too expensive, not realizing that there are many affordable options.
"While a significant number of Canadians seem to be making an effort to conserve our water resources, it's clear there is much more to be done to increase the awareness and importance of this issue," says Ralph Suppa, President and General Manager at the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating. "We all need to consider our routines and water use priorities."
On a regional level: