The problem of gaining and securing reliable water supplies has been an issue of great importance to the people of Kuwait, ever since the earliest days of settlement in the region. This problem continues today and promises to become more acute as the population continues to grow and development of additional water supplies proves more difficult. This paper reports the results of a research study undertaken to determine the water consumption of households in Metropolitan Kuwait. The water consumption and other related data were collected randomly from different households from the five different governorates of Metropolitan Kuwait. Results of the analyses indicated that there is considerable waste of fresh water by the average Kuwaiti household. The outcome of this study, with recommendations on rationalization of water usage, was submitted to both the authority and the citizens of Kuwait.

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