Water use facts!

Since water is a finite resource, the more you the know the more you can make a conscious difference to conserve and protect this most precious of elements.

World Water Day Canada Did you know?

  • Canada ranks as one of the top consumers of water worldwide
  • 11 liters ( 3 gallons) runs from the average tap per minute
  • 151 liters (40 gallons) are used in a 10 minute shower
  • A bath uses an average of 75 liters (20 gallons)
  • 95 liters (25 gallons ) are used to flush a toilet per person per day
  • Traditional (non-energy star) clothes washers use up to 189 liters (50 gallons) per load
  • A dishwasher uses approximately 53 liters (14 gallons) per load
  • An average garden hose uses 492 liters (130 gallons) every 15 minutes
  • Washing your car can use 378 – 606 liters (100 – 160 gallons)

 

Source – Storm Water Facts Canada