Just how much water do you use at home ?
Bath – 150l, or 40 gallons !
5-minute Shower – 37l, or 10 gallons !
Brushing your teeth – 7l/minute, or 2gallons/min !
One toilet flush – 11l, or 3 gallons !
Washing machine – 150l, or 40 gallons!
Washing car with bucket – 11l, or 3 gallons !
Washing car with hose – 40l, or 10 gallons every 10 minutes !
No wonder we’re running out of fresh water !
About 95% of water delivered to our houses goes down the drain.
Only 3% of the water entering the average home is actually used for drinking.
Leaky Faucets or taps that drips at the rate of 1 drop per second can waste 10,000l or 2,700 gallons of water a year !
A water-efficient dishwasher uses as little as 15l or 4 gallons per wash as compared to older models using up to 50l or 13 gallons per wash.
Older washing machines can use up to 150l or 40 gallons of water peer wash as compared to newer ones at 100l or 27 gallons per wash.
Over 25% of the clean drinking water supplied to your homes is used to flush the toilets!
Older toilets can use 11l or 3 gallons of clean water for every flush whereas newer ones using as little as 3l or 1 gallon.
Over 1 billion people in the world (third world countries) exists on 11l or 3 gallons of water a day or less, while we can use that same amount in one flush of the toilet !
The average roof can collect about 85,000l or 22,500 gallons of rain water a year – enough to fill 450 barrels with clean usable free water.
An average water garden hose can use up as much water in one hour as the water consumption of a family of four in one entire day !
Trees are about 75% water !
Experts estimate that more than 50% of water used for landscape watering are wasted due to water run-offs and evaporation !
Just one dripping overflow in pipes, tanks, and taps can waste over 75l or 20 gallons of water a day – a whole bathful of water.
The average household in north America uses about 15% less water when a meter is installed.
Simply installing duel-flush toilets, using water-efficient appliances, and using low-flow-rate taps /showers can save you up to 25% of your water consumption !
An estimated 25 million refugees are displaced from their homes every year due to contamination of rivers and basins, by 2025, there will be another 2 billion facing the shortage of fresh water.
Lets’ start saving water, not just for your bills but for our future generations too.
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