Monday, April 18, 2011

Water Saving Facts

Interesting Facts on Water Saving:
  • Less than 1% of the earth’s water supply can be used for drinking.
  • A small drip from a tap can waste as much as four litres of water a day.
  • Two thirds of the water used in a home is used in the bathroom.
  • Millions of people around the world must walk for hours each day to fetchwater.
  • On average every person in the UK uses 150 liters of water each day, and every person in the US uses, on average, 380 liters of water a day!
  • Leaving the tap running while you clean your teeth can waste nine litres of water.
  • Water consumption usually drops 18-25% when a water metre is fitted.
  • Waiting until you have a full load for your washing machine can save up to 70 litres.
  • Waiting until you have a full load for your dishwasher can save up to 30 litres.
  • A five minute shower uses about a third of the water of a bath, saving up to 400 litres per week.
  • A water saving device in your toilet cistern can save up to three liters per flush.
  • One flush of the toilet uses 6 ½ gallons(more than 20 liters) of water.

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