Thursday, 2 September 2010

Does Pune (Poona) really consume so much water? WHY?

In a recent communication from a company, I read the following: "Pune consumes more than 300 litres water per capita per day as against the national norm of 135 litres and New York city's 200 litres. Pune also does next to nil recycling of water. "

Let's leave aside for the moment the question of whether and why Pune recycles water.

How come the average citizen of Pune consumes approx 225% of the national norm, and 200% of what the average citizen of New York consumes?

Any explanations that you are aware of?