How much water does an average person use?
The national average annual usage figures have been taken from The Consumer Council for Water and are listed below:
|Yearly water use in Cubic Metres m3|
|Number of people living in your home||Low use||Average use||High use|
1 cubic metre = 1000 litres
Your usage may be lower or higher for different reasons such as:
- The types of appliances you use
- If you use water for gardening, filling a pond, car washing, decorating etc
- If you have any building work taking place which uses a lot of water
- If you have family or guests staying
If you’re not on a meter, your average daily use is estimated to be around 179 litres per person.