Current State Of Water Consumption In The UK

The consumption level of 150 litres is not sustainable in the long-term.
LONDON - Sept. 29, 2017 - PRLog -- On average a person in the UK uses approximately 150 litres of water each day. This figure has grown every year by 1% since 1930 and is not showing any signs of slowing down. If you really want a fairer figure on an average person's usage in the UK, accounting the water that is needed to produce food and products, those numbers bump all the way up to 3400 litres per day which is not sustainable in the long term.

According to an article published On Average, yearly the standard household uses about 1647 m3 per year, equaling a sturdy £400 per year. Considering that the UK has less rainfall per person that northern Europeans and London is actually dryer than Istanbul, the average UK household needs to start doing their bit to conserve this natural resource.

A couple figures for thought; taking baths is the biggest usage in most households and take up to 115 litres to fill.  Showers use on average 50 litres per session, a washing machine consumes about 55 litres and a dish washer uses about 15 litres. Even flushing the toilet uses about 10 litres per flush, however, most modern toilets only use about 6 litres per flush. It's a huge sum of water used during a normal day's routine.

Two people in a household consume 276 litres a day, a family of four can consume up to 450 litres a day and larger families of seven are looking at 655 litres a day.

Waterwise is a NGO who are focused on decreasing water consumption in the UK and are a leading authority on water efficiency, "Waterwise doesn't want people to stop using water, we want people to stop wasting water. The key to water efficiency is reducing waste, not restricting use. About one third of the water each person uses on a daily basis is wasted"

The simplest things can help make a difference:

·       Turn off your tap when you are brushing your teeth.

·       Buy a water saving shower head.

·       Invest in energy efficient washing machine and dish washer.

·       Use dual flush systems.

·       Don't make bathing a habit rather shower – but don't take too long.

·       Only use your washing machine for full loads of washing.

·       Instead of letting the shower water run down the drain while you wait for it to get warm, collect it in a bucket and use it for watering plants or handwashing clothes.

·       Keep an eye out for water leaks.

Pressure Coolers are one of the oldest established water cooler suppliers in the UK and are on a mission to combat unnecessary water wastage. Water is their livelihoods, so much so that the even have their own bottling plant allowing them to take control over their water usage.  All the staff encourage all individuals in the UK to take better care of how they use water.

About Pressure Coolers

Pressure Coolers is one of the oldest established water cooler suppliers in the UK and offer wide range of drinking water systems including office water coolers and drinking fountains. They manufacture their own fountains and bottle their own water for use in public sectors, offices and homes. You can contact Pressure Coolers on 020 8855 3333, email them at or visit their website (
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