Shower | litres per minute |
---|---|

Standard | 8 |

Power | 15 |

Electric | 6 |

Low flow | 6 |

**Bath:** 90 litres

Toilet | litres per flush |
---|---|

Very old | 13 |

Standard | 9 |

Dual flush | 6 |

Each person uses basin taps for 2.0 minutes each day

Basin taps | litres per minute |
---|---|

standard | 6 |

low flow | 4 |

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 |
---|---|

standard | 12 |

low flow | 8 |

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 5 bucket fulls.