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Which Household Appliance uses the Most Water?

Posted on December 17, 2015

When it comes to your household appliances, some are bound to use more water than others, but there are some figures which may be a complete surprise for homeowners across the country. In today’s society where we are more conscious of wasting commodities such as water – as well as our own money – it is important that we are aware of these sorts of facts before we use our appliances in a haphazard manner.

Here we run through the different types of household appliance and their average water usage, as well as how much these appliances will add to your water bill in an average use.

Single use

Bath – An average bath will consume between 80 and 150 litres of water, which costs homeowners between 18p and 34p.

Washing machine cycle – The full cycle of an average washing machine uses 90 litres of water, which costs about 20p.

Dishwasher cycle – When you put the dishwasher on overnight, it will use around 32 litres of water to clean its contents. This will cost around 7p on your water bill.

Toilet flush – Each time you flush the toilet, anywhere from 7 to 11 litres of water are used, which is a staggering 2-3p cost for each time you flush.

Consumption of water every 30 minutes

Sprinkler – Sprinklers that are left on for 30 minutes to keep your lawn and plants hydrated and looking perky will use a whopping 540 litres of water, costing you £1.23.

Power shower – A luxurious way to shower, the power shower has taken the world by storm, but did you know that just 30 minutes in a power shower uses a staggering 480 litres of water, costing you £1.10 for a single shower.

Standard shower – Unlike the power shower, the standard shower uses much less water at 228 litres per half hour, but this is still a fairly large amount which will cost you around 52p.

Kitchen/bathroom tap – Just 30 minutes of kitchen/bathroom tap use throughout a day will use 300 litres of water and add 68p to your water bill.

Here at Wildon UK, we know just how important water is to communities, which is why we are committed to the safe, reliable provision of water through effective, well-regulated drainage systems. If you are having difficulties with your drains or wastewater management systems, simply give us a call today. Our friendly team of highly trained engineers are on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to provide an emergency call out service with only the highest levels of expertise and the best standard of work, all at a price you can afford.

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