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Water Industry benchmarks

By Nicolas Boisnic on August 28, 2013

Using benchmarks to measure against your water efficiency is an important step in reducing the water used on your site.

Selecting a key performance indicator and tracking your water efficiency against this indicator will provide a benchmark for your water efficiency over time. This information can be used as a tool to inform the various stakeholders in your business, such as landlords, facility managers and tenants, of the extent to which efficiency gains are likely to be achieved and to set meaningful targets for future water use.

Benchmarking information on the water usage across the institutional, commercial and industrial sectors is available in a report conducted by Melbourne’s three water retailers, Benchmarking Best Practice for Water Use in the Commercial and Industrial Sector. This report was completed in October 2006 and classifies sectors by their ANZSIC codes. It is available at

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