waterThis section is all about things relating to water – from some amazing facts to top tips to do your bit.

Here you will find a combination of tips and information that can help people make better decisions about their water usage and consumption.

Water is, arguably, the most valuable resource we have and should be used wisely:

  • All the water we use has to be cleaned and treated before being reused or returned to our rivers or the sea;
  • This all costs time, money and energy;
  • In addition, polluted water is a major problem to our environment and health.

You can help conserve water and cut the cost of cleaning it by following the tips on these pages. You may even save yourself some money too!

A typical person uses 150 litres of water every day – that’s 18 buckets-full! In the average household, the water is used in the following ways:

Water resources chart

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Global Water Waste
This guide covers everything individuals, homes and businesses need to consider:

  • The impact of wastewater on the environment
  • Global water waste statistics, with countries, ranked and country-specific case studies
  • The most common water-wasting habits in the UK
  • The entire water process, including production, collection, treatment, and reuse
  • How individuals and families can reduce water waste

Here are just some of the insights our research uncovered:

  • A single member of a UK household could use up to 149 litres of water every day.
  • There are huge disparities in water use across countries. Individuals in the USA use the most water at 373 litres, while people in Mexico use just 5.4 litres per person per day.
  • The water company areas with the highest water stress scores are Essex and Suffolk Water, and Folkestone and Dover Water, at 41.
  • 29% of Brits don’t reuse water when cooking or preparing food.