Algarve registers highest water consumption per inhabitant

in News, Algarve, Health & Environment · 22-05-2021 16:00:00 · 5 Comments

The Algarve registered the highest water consumption per inhabitant in 2019.

On average, each inhabitant in the region consumed just under 138,000 m3 (137,612.6 m3) of water at home that year.

According to data from PORDATA, Algarve cities occupied seven of the top ten cities in Portugal with the highest water consumption, with Aljezur placed first in the ranking.

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The 138,000 figure is plainly wrong and whoever wrote the article doesn't understand numbers.

My guess is that it's 138 m3 per person per year, which is close to our consumption for 3 persons, pool and some irrigation.

By Michael Pass from Algarve on 26-05-2021 08:30

The capacity of a typical bathtub is 0.160 cubic meters.
How is it possible to consume 138000 cubic meters of water at home in a year?
Average water consumption per person, per year should be around 45 to 50 cubic meters.

By Joachim from Algarve on 24-05-2021 12:25

That's a lot of showers. Still, I wonder if the many golfcourses and the avocado and other plantations are skewing the numbers.

By H from Algarve on 23-05-2021 02:53

That would be the golf courses, avocado plantations and hotels then.

By Ian from Algarve on 23-05-2021 11:22

Do you think that only inhatitants consume water.
Or maybe the tourists also !!

So to divide the total consumtpion with naumber of inhabitans is wrong.

By Gustav from Algarve on 22-05-2021 04:30
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