04 Jul '13, 7am

#athomewithwater is here, and oh my! What a lot of water...we blog on the big numbers

#athomewithwater is here, and oh my! What a lot of water...we blog on the big numbers

Our At Home with Water report, out today, provides a very clear picture of a nation that loves its water. But it’s a love affair that’s coming back to bite us. By analysing the detailed information on water-using behaviours reported by over one hundred thousand users of our online Water Energy Calculator we estimate that each person uses a wince-inducing quantity of water each day: 142 litres. The biggest single offender in the home, using over two billion litres of water per day, is now the shower. Then again, every day enough water to fill 300,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools is going down the loo, too. There were some surprising findings when it comes to water-use behaviours. 87 per cent are keeping their showers under 10 minutes (with the average coming in at 7 and a half minutes). A decent effort in bathrooms across the UK, but there’s clearly a little bit more effort...

Full article: http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/blog/2013/07/04/at-ho...

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