Water consumption in a home

Water consumption in a home

Water consumption in a home can vary depending on several factors such as the number of people living in the house, their usage habits, the climate of the region and the efficiency of the devices. What is the average water consumption in a home?

How many m3 of water does a house consume per month? Keep reading and we'll tell you.

What is the normal water consumption of a house?

To get an idea of the normal consumption of a home, we must take into account the following aspects:

  • Bathroom: The bathroom is one of the areas with the highest water consumption in a home. A toilet flush can consume between 6 and 16 liters per flush, depending on the type of toilet and its efficiency. Taking a 5 min shower usually uses around 60 to 100 liters of water on average.
  • Laundry: Using a washing machine can consume between 50 and 150 liters per load, depending on the capacity of the machine and the washing cycle selected.
  • Kitchen: Washing dishes by hand can use about 10 to 15 liters of water per minute. Using a dishwasher can be more efficient, using around 15 to 25 liters per cycle, but this depends on the model and load.
  • Irrigation: If you have a garden or plants, irrigation can significantly contribute to water consumption. Using hoses can use around 15 to 20 liters per minute, while an automatic irrigation system can vary depending on its design and programming.
  • Cleaning: General house cleaning, such as mopping the floor or wiping down surfaces, can use several liters of water, depending on the size of the surface.
  • Leaks and Waste: Water leaks from faulty faucets, pipes or plumbing systems can contribute to unnecessary water consumption.

How many m3 of water does a person consume per day?

The water consumption for a home will vary depending on the region in which we live, usage habits and efficiency at home. However, we can make some general estimates of the amount of water that can be consumed.

The water consumption per person averages around 100 to 200 liters per day. This is estimated based on daily activities include drinking, cooking, washing clothes, using the toilet and showering.

How many m3 of water does a house consume per month?

There are studies that indicate that a house with 3-4 people has a monthly water consumption that can be between 10 to 20 cubic meters, that is, around 10,000 or 20,000 liters per month. The actual amount will depend on the number of people living in the home, the consumption habits they maintain and the efficiency in water use.

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