This page shows the average daily water use in a home. One bucket holds an average of 10 litres. Use this information to answer the following questions...
How much water would you use if you left the garden sprinklers on for two hours?
If you had a leaking pipe (1.5mm hole), how many litres of water would you use every day?
How much water would you waste if you had a leaky tap and didn't fix it for a week?
How much water do you use in a day? What about your whole family?
Dishwashing by hand
12 to 15 litres per wash
1 - 1½
20 to 60 litres per wash
2 - 6
Drinking, Cooking, Cleaning
8 litres per person
¾ - 1
4.5 to 11 litres per flush
7 - 8
50 to 120 litres (half full)
5 - 12
Shower (8 minutes)
70 to 160 litres per 8 minutes
4 - 5
4 - 5
Tap Running (Cleaning teeth, Washing hands)
Washing Machine (Front Loading)
23 litres per kg of dry clothing
4 - 5
Washing Machine (Top Loading)
31 litres per kg of dry clothing
5 - 6
Hand Watering by Hose
600 to 900 litres per hour
60 - 90
Up to 1500 litres per hour
Car Wash with Hose
100 to 300 litres
10 - 30
Filling Swimming Pool
20,000 to 50,000 litres
2,000 - 5,000
Leaking Pipe (1.5mm hole)
300 litres per day
How much water does your household use in one day!! That's a lot of water in just one day!
THINK ABOUT EVERY DROP YOU USE AND HOW YOU CAN SAVE WATER TODAY.
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