# Water usage calculator

1. Welcome
2. General
3. Kitchen
4. Bathroom
5. Outdoors
6. Summary

## All done! Thanks for completing our water usage calculator.

You use an average of litres of water per day.

Take a look at your personal water usage report. If you followed all of the savings suggested, you could be paying £ a year! If a water meter is right for you, apply online now.

You currently pay
per year
On a meter, you could pay
See how changing your usage will save you money

See how your total breaks down with your personal full usage report, or get saving straight away by applying for a water meter.

We’ve lots more information on how using water wisely in the home can reduce both your water and energy bills – and help the environment too.

## How much it would cost to heat your water?

of heated water usage x Average cost of energy =

## How your energy is calculated

We first take your total water usage that would be heated, based on the numbers you have given during this water calculation. This figure is then converted into the amount of energy used to heat that water. We then take the current cost of energy, which is multiplied with your energy usage to give you the total cost to heat your water.

### For example:

• To fill a 60 litre bath, takes 45 KWh
• Energy (Kwh) x Average cost (£) = Cost to heat the bath

### An average family’s cost to heat all their water

The Smith family consists of two parents and two children. Using gas to heat all of the water they use, they pay 4.49p per kWh. On average, they use 15,000 litres per month. The total cost of heated water for them will be £7.50.

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## Welcome

We all like to make a saving – and one of the easiest ways to reduce your water bill is to apply for a meter. To help you decide whether a meter is right for you, why not spend a few minutes completing our water usage calculator? It only takes a few clicks, and we’ll tell you immediately if you could make a saving. If you already have a water meter fitted in your home, our calculator will give you some hints and tips on how to make further water savings – helping to reduce your water bill. Give it a try - you might be surprised how much you could save.

## General

1. We will use this information to see how many people in your region are interested in a water meter. We can use this information to improve our planning.

2. £

This field is required

3. Remember to include children and babies.

4. Exclude holidays where you are away from the property or if you work away and the property is left unoccupied. Normal occupancy will be between 48 - 52 weeks.

5. When is your property occupied? Required

If you're out at work during the day select evenings and weekends.

6. How do you heat your water? Required

We'll use this information to calculate how much it costs you heat your water.

## Kitchen

Washing machine
1. Do you own a washing machine? Required

2. Do you wash your clothes by hand or go to a laundrette? Required

1. What type is your washing machine? Required

2. Do you use economy? Required

This is a program on some washing machines that can be used to reduce running costs by using less water and electricity for smaller wash loads.

If a model doesn’t have an economy wash or half-load option then it might be fitted with a sensor to determine the amount of laundry in the drum instead.

3. Do you only put it on when it's a full load? Required

Dish washing
1. Do you own a dishwasher? Required

1. What type is your dishwasher Required

2. Do you use economy? Required

This is a program on dishwashers that can be used to reduce running costs by using less water and electricity for smaller loads.

If a model doesn't have an economy setting or half-load option then it might be fitted with a sensor to determine how full the dishwasher is.

3. Do you only put it on when it's a full load? Required

## Bathroom

Toilet
1. What type of toilet do you have? Required

Select modern if the property was built after 1998.

2. You will usually flush the toilet more than you think, especially if there are children in the house. Work on at least 3 flushes per person per day.

Showers & baths
1. What type of shower do you have? Required

2. Remember, this is for everyone in the house.

3. Try to average the amount of time e.g. 1 person spends10 minutes, another 20 mins therefore average is 15mins.

4. Ensure children and babies are included in this figure.

1. Do you leave the tap running whilst brushing your teeth? Required

## Outdoors

Garden
Do you have a garden, patio or yard? Required

1. Do you use a hosepipe to water your garden? Required

Assumes usage in summer months from May to August.

2. Don't forget to include filling your paddling pool or outdoor spa.

3. Do you use a watering can filled from your tap? Required

Please do not include water filled from water butts.

4. Do you have a water butt? Required

5. Do you use water collected in water butt to water the garden? Required

This shows us how water efficient you are.

Motor vehicles
1. Do you have a motor vehicle that you wash at home? Required