Know your consumption and compare it with the average consumption per inhabitant.
Although the use of drinking water varies according to the land’s climatic conditions, the consumer’s habits etc. some typical uses are listed below as a reference:
Washing machine: 120 l/day
Dishwasher: 40 l/day
Washbasin: 5 l/day
Shower: 60-80 l/day
Bath: 200 l/day
Cistern: from 10 to 12 l/day
General kitchen use: from 5 to 8 l/day
Follow the evolution of your consumption
Once you know your current use of water, the way you use it should be examined.
Periodically check your home’s interior plumbing: if you are not using any water, the meter must not be counting, if it is, notify your plumber immediately.
A poorly closed (dripping) tap uses up to 130 l / day
Ways to save water
Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth, shaving or lathering.
Use the shower instead of the bath and lather with the tap closed.
Check for any leaks from taps and cisterns.
Install aerator nozzles on taps.
Do not let a drop of clean water go down the drain.
Only use the toilet for its main purpose and not as a wastepaper bin.
Only use the washing machine and the dishwasher when they are fully loaded.
Keep a bottle of water in the refrigerator instead of waiting for the tap water to run cold.
Do not use water to thaw food.
Water plants in moderation and do not water them in the hottest daytime hours.
Make use of aquarium water or water from boiling hard-boiled eggs to water plants.
Install drip watering irrigation systems and practice ecological gardening with local species.
Do not wash the car excessively, once a month is enough.