Last week was a big week of breaking records.
Sydneysiders soaked up more water than they have in more than a decade after enduring sweltering conditions.
Demand for water topped the peak of the past 14 years at 2.215 billion litres on Sunday when temperatures hovered around 35C in the city and 40C in the west.
That's about 8.8 billion glasses of water, and is the highest since January 29, 2003, when there was a demand for 2.273 billion litres.
The 54.5 billion litres soaked up in total this January is also 24 per cent higher than last year.