Water Consumption in an average household

 

A Typical Household will consume on average about 200 - 250 litres per day:

 

• A bath uses about 80 - 90 litres

• A Shower uses about 30 litres.

• A dishwasher uses about 20 - 50 litres.

• A standard toilet uses about 9 - 13 litres per flush

• A washing machine uses about 100 litres

 

Lets Save Water !!

 

Turn off the tap while you are brushing your teeth.

 

Water comes out of the average tap at 6 litres per minute. Don’t let all that water go down the drain while you brush your teeth! Rather turn off the tap after you wet your brush, and leave it off until it’s time to rinse.

 

Turn off the tap while washing your hands

 

Turn off the tap when washing your hands. Only turn on the tap to rinse your hands. Saving on your hot water usage will also reduce your electricity bill

 

Take a short shower

 

The average shower uses about 30 litres of water. Shortening the shower will reduce the consumption. Also consider replacing your shower head with a slow flow shower head which restricts the water flow.

 

Always use full loads in your washing machine and dishwasher

 

This will cut out all unncessary washes.

 

Repair dripping taps

 

A dripping tap could loose about 15 litres per day.

 

Use a watering can to water your plants

 

A hose pipe uses about 1000 litres per hour. Also watering your plants in the early hours of the morning or late afternoon will reduce the evaporation.