to home water audit
What are your family’s water use habits
during an average week?
How could water in your household be saved to prevent wastage?
To find out how much water your family uses in
the average week have a go at completing the Water Audit sheet (E08d2).
Some of the ways in which water is used in your household will depend
on individuals’ habits like ‘leaving the tap running
when brushing your teeth’. Whereas sometimes water is used
for something to benefit all household members, for example watering
the garden or doing the washing up.
Look at the figures for water use and find out
how much your family uses at the moment and how much you could save.
When the Home Water Audit sheet has been completed you will have
a grand total of the amount of water used in your household during
a week. For more information on the costs of water use look at the
South West Water’s education website
Reductions in water use in your home can be made
by making some easy and simple changes. For example taking a shower
instead of a bath can save water.
Look again at the Home Water Audit sheet and
fill it in for your household in a way that minimises water use,
for example flushing toilets using a hippo or low flush toilet.
You can now see how much water your household could save in a week
by doing simple things to save water.
Have a go at the next exercise creating ‘Water
Saving Reminders’ (E08e) to encourage
members of your household to save water.