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Water Consumers with a Disability Research Project (JFA Purple Orange)

JFA Purple Orange conducted face-to-face interviews and an online survey of 129 South Australian residential water customers living with a disability (or have a family member living with a disability) to understand issues faced in terms of use of water, cost and quality of access to water.
The research found that those households with a person living with a disability tended to consume extra water due to additional needs such as extra laundry due to incontinence, longer bathing needs, pain relief showers, and the need to sterilize medical equipment. There were also issues related to water supply such as when supply disruptions impacted the ability to maintain personal hygiene and manage health conditions.
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Published Date: 
Friday, 30 June 2017