How do you score?

Bathroom

Multiply the amount of water by the times each activity is used during the day and add the daily totals from all activities to get the total for the bathroom.

Activity Amount of water used (litres) Times each day Daily total
Bath 80    
Power Shower
(with pump to increase pressure)
70    
Ordinary shower 35    
Old toilet cistern 13    
Modern toilet cistern 9    
New low volume cistern 6    
Hand washing & teeth cleaning
(per person per day)
10    
If carried out with tap left running 15    
Total bathroom  

Kitchen

Multiply the amount of water by the times each activity is used during the day and add the daily totals from all activities to get the total for the kitchen.

Activity Amount of water used (litres) Times each day Daily total
Using washing machine (full or not) 80    
If you use the half load setting 60    
Using a water efficient model 55    
Using a Dishwasher 35    
If you use the half load option 20    
Using a water efficient model 22    
Washing dishes by hand 6    
Cooking & Drinking
(per person per day)
10    
Total kitchen  

Daily water use

Add the daily totals from all activities to get the total for the house per day.

Activity Daily total
Bathroom  
Kitchen  
Total for the house per day  

No account has been taken for water usage in the garden i.e. Hoses, Sprinklers, Car washing etc.

Daily water use per person

Divide the total for the house per day by the number of people to calculate the daily water use per person.

Total for the house per day / Number of People = Daily water use per person

How does your score compare with the average of 148 litres per day?