Sustainable development

While all the focus is on Penang’s high domestic water consumption, the Penang trade consumption is often ignored – but businesses enjoying cheap water guzzle 40 per cent of total Penang water consumption.

Graph: PBA
Graph: PBA

While the state government rightly calls on Penang’s domestic consumers to reduce their high per capita water consumption, it should also ask Penang trade consumers to curtail their water usage.