Nothing is more important than water and we put a huge amount of work, energy and love into getting every drop to everyone’s home.
We use water in many different ways every day. There is no new water in the world, for that reason we ask people to use as much water as they need but please don’t waste it.
Did you know?
- Over one third of the water we use at home goes down the toilet - each flush can use between 6 and 13 litres of water depending on the size of the toilet cistern.
- A dripping tap can waste up to 30 litres of water a day.
- A washing machine uses up to 80 litres of water per cycle whether it’s full or not, and a dishwasher between 22 and 35 litres per cycle.
- A bath uses up to 80 litres of water and a shower 35 litres of water. A power shower (one with a pump) can use almost the same amount of water as a bath.
- Garden sprinklers use an enormous amount of water, up to 1,000 litres per hour. That’s as much as one person would use in a WEEK!
Downloads and information
- Spot the difference (PDF)
- Water calculator (PDF)
- Watery facts (PDF)
- Wise with water (PDF)
- "Dripping tap" activity (PDF)
- Home audit (PDF)
- How many litres do you use to ... (PDF)
- Numeracy worksheet - Part 1 & Part 2 (PDF)
- Water efficiency games
If you’re keen to learn more about saving water, why not visit us at one of our discovery centres.