Updated: Jan 6
Sorry about the draining water puns...they just flow out of me... (groan)
As a busy family of four we know we use a lot of water, but do you know how much water your family uses?
We’re all pretty hot on reducing electricity and gas, but what about water? If we keep using water as we are today, by 2050 we’re going to need an extra 250 million litres of water a day but there won’t be any more water available, not without damaging the environment further.
The Facts & Figures
Did you know, having a shower uses 10 litres of water a minute on average; so if a family of four reduced their shower time by just one minute they could save 11,648 litres of water a year (as well as around £50 on their water bills/meter)? That’s a LOT of water.
Also, a single leaky tap in your house can waste as much as 5,000 litres of water a year. That means if we all fixed our dripping taps we could supply 120,000 people with a day’s worth of water.
Thames Water has shared some really interesting figures showing how an average family use their water. They show that 23% of our water is used to flush the toilet and 12% on washing dishes.