Exercise 4.1B: Your Water Usage

1. Keep a log of how many times (or for how many minutes) you use the following sources of water. At the end of 2 days, multiply your usage by the litres to find your total.

 

Activity

Day 1

Day 2

Calculation

Total

Kitchen

 

Wash dishes by hand

 

 

25 L x ____ =

 

Use dishwasher

 

 

30 L x ____ =

 

Cooking (per meal)

 

 

5 L x ____ =

 

Wash hands

 

 

2 L x ____ =

 

Bathroom/Laundry Room

 

1 load (top-load machine)

 

 

150 L x ____ =

 

1 load (front-load machine)

 

 

70 L x ____ =

 

Shower (in minutes)

 

 

10L x ____ =

 

Toilet

 

 

13 L x ____ =

 

Bath

 

 

40 L x ____ =

 

Brush teeth

 

 

1 L x ____ =

 

Wash hands or face

 

 

2 L x ____ =

 

Outside

 

Garden hose (in minutes)

 

 

60 L x ____ =

 

 

2. How many litres do you use in the kitchen for 2 days?

 

3. How many litres do you use in the bathroom/laundry room for 2 days?

 

4. How many litres do you use outside for 2 days?

 

5. Where do you use the most water and least water? Why do you think that is?

 

6. What are 5 ways that you think you could reduce the amount of water you use?