How much water does my household use? Even a few small changes can add up to hundreds of litres in water savings each year Here are some water-saving tips to get you going.
We’re encouraging our Hawke's Bay residents to really get to know our water this summer.
To gain a greater understanding and build a better relationship with our unique resource, how we use water, why we need to look after it, and how to do that.
Wise-up on the whys and the ways of smart water use, Hawke’s Bay.
Here in the Hawke’s Bay, we’ve got something pretty special. It’s our precious freshwater – and it connects us all.
Freshwater is a finite resource – we’ve got to look after it. If we take more out than we need, or if we don’t protect it, the whole environment is affected – both above and below ground. So, it’s our responsibility to keep that balance right.
This page shows the average daily water use in a home. One bucket holds an average of 10 litres. Use this information to answer the following questions...
|Dishwashing by hand||12 to 15 litres per wash||1 - 1½|
|Dishwasher||20 to 60 litres per wash||2 - 6|
|Drinking, Cooking, Cleaning||8 litres per person||¾ - 1|
|Toilet||4.5 to 11 litres per flush||7 - 8|
|Bath||50 to 120 litres (half full)||5 - 12|
|Shower (8 minutes)||70 to 160 litres per 8 minutes||4 - 5|
|Handbasin||5 litres||4 - 5|
|Tap Running (Cleaning Teeth, Washing hands)||5 litres||½|
|Leaking Tap||200 litres||20|
|Washing Machine (Front Loading)||23 litres per kg of dry clothing||4 - 5|
|Washing Machine (Top Loading)||31 litres per kg of dry clothing||5 - 6|
|Dripping Tap||200 litres||20|
|Hand Watering by Hose||600 to 900 litres per hour||60 - 90|
|Garden Sprinkler||Up to 1500 litres per hour||150|
|Car Wash with Hose||100 to 300 litres||10 - 30|
|Filling Swimming Pool||20,000 to 50,000 litres||2,000 - 5,000|
|Leaking Pipe (1.5mm hole)||300 litres per day||30|
How much water does your household use in one day!! That's a lot of water in just one day!
THINK ABOUT EVERY DROP YOU USE AND HOW YOU CAN SAVE WATER TODAY.
How much water can you save around your home? The following hints will show you how to save water in and around your house:
Remind your family to save water. By using water efficient fittings on toilets, taps and washing machines we can reduce the amount of water we use by at least 50 litres per person each day.
There is a very good guide to choosing an energy efficient appliance at www.energyrating.gov.au.
Report any leaks on the road or the footpath to the Council.
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