Journal article

Seasonal Demand Dynamics of Residential Water End-Uses

K Rathnayaka, H Malano, S Maheepala, B George, B Nawarathna, M ARORA, P Roberts

Water | MDPI AG | Published : 2015


Water demand prediction by end-use at an appropriate spatial and temporal resolution is essential for planning water supply systems that will supply water from a diversified set of sources on a fit-for-purpose basis. Understanding seasonal, daily and sub-daily water demand including peak demand by end-uses is an essential planning requirement to implement a fit-for-purpose water supply strategy. Studies in the literature assume that all indoor water uses except evaporative cooler water use are weather independent and do not exhibit seasonal variability. This paper presents an analysis undertaken to examine seasonal variability of residential water end-uses. The analysis was repeated using tw..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We would like to thank Yarra Valley Water and City West Water for providing valuable data sets for this study. Australian Postgraduate Award is also acknowledged for their financial contribution in this research.