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19 July, 2006

Water waste

According to the BBC's usage calculator, my household (i.e. just me) uses 86 litres of water; the UK average is 115 litres per person per day.

Forty-four percent is accounted-for by my toilet; if I added a brick to the cistern I'd be able to reduce that. Showering accounts for a further 35%, running a tap for toothbrushing 7%, manually washing dishes 8% and my washing machine consumes 6%. I don't have a dishwasher, a car to wash nor a garden to water, and none of my taps drip.

I ought to get a water meter. On the basic 'rateable value' billing system, I must be seriously overpaying for my domestic water supply.

Comments

The two of us in my household apparently average 206 litres per day, which is higher than I thought. Intriguing.

Posted by Neil T. at July 19, 2006 06:08 PM

Hmm, I seem to use only 61 litres a day.

But then, I smell...

Posted by Siobhan Curran at July 19, 2006 06:30 PM
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