## Step 1: Reviewing current practice

Carry out a review which looks at how water is used, where it is used, what for and where it is disposed of.

You can review your current practice in four easy steps:

- Estimate your annual water consumption
- Calculate your estimated water costs
- Calculate your actual water costs
- Compare the estimated and actual water costs

### Estimated water consumption

Calculate your **annual volume** of water consumption demand based on standard figures.

Stock Type | Units | Per livestock (m3) | Annual demand (m3) |
---|---|---|---|

Dairy Cows | 54 | ||

Beef Cattle | 18 | ||

Young Stock | 12-18 | ||

Pigs-sows | 6 | ||

Fatteners | 5 | ||

Sheep | 2 | ||

Poultry | 91 per 100 birds | ||

Domestic | 200 per household | ||

Other | |||

Annual Volume |

### Estimated water costs

Use the annual volume you calculated under estimated water consumption and refer to your most recent water bill and complete the table (based on current mains water charges).

Estimated (m3) | Cost per m3 | Annual Cost | |
---|---|---|---|

Annual Volume | € | € | |

Meter charges | € | ||

Total Cost |
€ |

### Actual water costs

Refer to your most recent water bill and complete the table (based on current mains water charges).

Actual (m3) | Cost per m3 | Annual Cost | |
---|---|---|---|

Annual Volume | € | € | |

Meter charges | € | ||

Total Cost |
€ |