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Updated 02 October 2015

How much water do you use a day?

Did you know that the 10-minute shower you took this morning took around 94 to 189 litres of water? Read more about your regular water requirements.

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  • A washing machine uses about 189 litres of water
  • A bathtub holds 151 litres of water. Someone in a slum may only get 30 litres for all their daily needs
  • More people in the world have cellphones than access to a toilet
  • The average family turns on the tap between 70 and 100 times a day
  • Guinea Worm Disease is caused by drinking dirty water
  • Thousands of sixth graders will drop out this year because of water insecurity
  • Flushing a toilet requires almost eight to 26 litres of water
  • A dripping tap wastes up to 75 litres per day
  • It can take up to 45 minutes for a water supplier to produce one glass of drinking water
  • About 7.57 litres of water are used to brush our teeth

Sources:
Water.org
Randwater

 
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