Reduce, Repair and Retrofit areas in your home where water consumption is highest. On average, Canadians use about 65% of our water in the bathroom. Kitchens and drinking water account for less than 10%.
Calculate your household's water use by using our How Water Works Water Calculator!
Breakdown of Average Canadian Indoor Water Use
How Can I Reduce Indoor Water Consumption?
Replacing an older model toilet with a low-flow model can reduce the amount 'flushed' away by up to 65 %.
Low-flow showerheads can save 108 litres for a six minute shower.
Repair leaky toilets and faucets which account for 14 % of consumption.
Daily showers instead of baths can save 40, 000 litres per year.
Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth and shaving.
With a greywater re-use system installed in your home, you can double the use of your shower water by redirecting it to flush your toilet!
That can save almost 30% of your indoor water consumption.
A simple siphon can help collect bath water for re-use outside to water plants.