water facts

Below are some interesting facts about water conservation.

If you want to start conserving water, we suggest that you read our articles on how to save water at home or how to save water at work.

Each person on average uses 150 litres of water per day. If everyone in the UK spent just a few minutes on this website learning how to save water, this could be reduced to 100 litres of water per day.
The water industry loses over 3 billion litres of water a day in England and Wales due to water leaks.
If you shower for more than five minutes, you might be using more than a bath full of water.
Do not be misled by energy efficiency labels on appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines. The rating is based on electricity usage and not on water usage.
The Department of Health recommends you drink at least 1 litre of water each day (about six glasses). Our article on how to save drinking water can help you to enjoy water without any waste.
The easiest way to collect your own water is by connecting a water butt to your rainwater downpipe.
A water efficient dual flush toilet has less than half the water consumption of a traditional toilet.
An artificial lawn is not just for lazy people as it helps the environment by saving water and energy with no more lawn mowing.
The sports industry consumes a massive amount of water to keep their sports pitches in optimum condition. By using a 3G pitch (third generation artificial turf pitch) they can contribute to water conservation.
You can contribute towards water conservation by looking out for appliances with the Waterwise Recommended Checkmark. The Waterwise mark indicates the product has been successfully tested for water efficiency.