|Shower||litres per minute|
Bath: 90 litres
|Toilet||litres per flush|
Each person uses basin taps for 2.0 minutes each day
|Basin taps||litres per minute|
Your household runs kitchen taps for 0.5 minutes each day. Plus each time you wash up by hand you use 8 litres and each day's cooking requires 3 litres.
|Kitchen taps||litres per minute|
The washing machine takes 40 litres for a full load. Dishwashers are more variable:
|Dishwasher||litres per cycle|
|old (> 5 years)||18|
|new (<= 5 years)||10|
If you are using mains water in the garden, you do this for 3 months of the year. A hose uses 20 litres per minute, a sprinkler 6 (like a shower). A bucket is 5 litres and a watering can 8 litres. For washing the car, if you use a hose it runs for 10 minutes; if you use a bucket, then 3 bucket fulls.