Glasgow water: A taste of bitter tap, for a while
Glasgow, Scotland — It’s not much of a surprise that a city of almost half a million people with a population of around 1.5 million people is among the top water cities in the world.
Glasgow is the capital of Scotland, with a total of around 4 million people.
But for the last 20 years, that population has dwindled to around 200,000.
While some cities have had population growth, such as London, the population in Glasgow has remained fairly steady.
As the city’s population shrank, so too did the amount of water the city used to drink.
For most of that time, it was tap water.
According to The Daily Record, Glasgow’s water usage peaked in 2006 when the city had just over 100,000 residents.
That year, it had a total water use of 6.8 billion litres.
The following year, the figure dropped to 1.9 billion litres, but in 2011 the city was up to 1 billion litres per day.
So in 2015, Glasgow used around 3.5 billion litres of water, with the city still consuming about 2.5 times that amount.
During the summer months, the city is forced to use the water it gets from the rest of the country for showers and toilets.
Water usage has been decreasing for some time, but the decline in usage has not been as noticeable as it was in recent years.
In 2014, Glasgow had just around 300,000 people, but that number has since dropped to about 200, and it is estimated that the city will use just under 1 billion liters per day by the end of 2019.
When the city switched to the water system it had hoped would keep it at the top of the world in water use in 2019, it ended up falling to around 2 billion litres a day, just below the UK average of 2.4 billion litres per day, according to The Times.
With water consumption now declining, the situation is not looking too bleak for Glasgow, but its still far from being the ideal drinking water.
The Daily Record article has been updated to correct the year when the water usage went up.