Water consumption patterns in Greater Kuala Lumpur: Potential for reduction

Md Azizul Bari, Rawshan Ara Begum, Nithiyananthan Nesadurai, Joy Jacqueline Pereira

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Abstract

This study analyses residential water consumption data from Greater Kuala Lumpur obtained through a questionnaire-based survey. The data was analyzed by simple statistical analysis and Pearson Correlation Coefficient Analysis to find out the relationship between water consumption and socio-economic variables. The study found that per capita water consumption in the Greater Kuala Lumpur was 288 litres per day with a standard deviation of 73.9. The results indicated water consumption strongly varied by using different water equipments (such as low shower head, dual flush etc.) among the surveyed households. There was a positive significant relationship between water consumption and household size. The study also found a huge potential for water consumption reduction with the use of efficient water consuming equipment which specify 33%, 29% and 36% reduction by using low shower head, dual flush toilet and stopping a running tap respectively. The study provides an insight option for decision makers and civil society into the patterns of residential water consumption and the potential to reduce it.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalAsian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2015

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Keywords

  • consumption pattern
  • Greater Kuala Lumpur
  • reduction
  • Residential water

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  • Pollution
  • Water Science and Technology

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Water consumption patterns in Greater Kuala Lumpur : Potential for reduction. / Bari, Md Azizul; Begum, Rawshan Ara; Nesadurai, Nithiyananthan; Pereira, Joy Jacqueline.

In: Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution, Vol. 12, No. 3, 06.07.2015, p. 1-7.

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Bari, Md Azizul ; Begum, Rawshan Ara ; Nesadurai, Nithiyananthan ; Pereira, Joy Jacqueline. / Water consumption patterns in Greater Kuala Lumpur : Potential for reduction. In: Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution. 2015 ; Vol. 12, No. 3. pp. 1-7.
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