VARIATION IN WATER CONSUMPTION IN RURAL HOUSEHOLDS DURING THE MULTI-YEAR PERIOD
 
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Uniwersytet Rolniczy w Krakowie
Publication date: 2015-12-30
 
Acta Sci. Pol. Formatio Circumiectus 2015;14(4):85–94
 
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The paper presents an analysis of water consumption in the period of 2000–2012 in rural households in 8 villages of the Brzesko municipality. They are inhabited by about 17 thousand people, of whom 81.6% use tap water. An increase in water consumption was recorded in all villages and it ranged from 1.2 to 240.2%. Depending on the locality, the mean water consumption per capita ranged within 30.9–70.5 dm3 · PM–1 · d–1, whereas the mean amount in the multi-year period for all villages was 46.7 dm3 · PM–1 · d–1. Depending on the village, water consumption per a single household connection ranged within 137.6–293.7 dm3 · conn–1 · d–1. Mean amount for all localities was 197.7 dm3 · conn–1 · d–1. The maximum water consumption was recorded in the village where the water supply network was constructed the earliest, while the minimum – in the village where the network was built at the latest. The correlation of mean unit water consumption with the number of years of tap water usage reaches the value of 92.6%. On the other hand, in the case of the relationship of this ratio with the distance of the village from the district town, the correlation was 69.7%.
ISSN:1644-0765