Household water use varies enormously depending on the number of people in a house and their personal needs.

The below table from Waterwise will help you understand your annual usage.
You can monitor it by comparing it to the volume record on your water bill.
This will help you keep an eye on costs and identify leaks or any other problems you may be responsible for.

ANNUAL WATER USAGE IN CUBIC METRES 
Number of People Living at Home Low Average High
1 45 66 100
2 55 110 136
3 82 136 175
4 110 165 210
5 136 182 245
6 155 200 265

 

Should you be metered?

If you don’t have a water meter, our water meter calculator will help you work out if you’d be better off with one.

Number of people living at home ANNUAL WATER USAGE IN CUBIC METRES LITRES PER DAY
1 54 149
2 101 276
3 134 367
4 164 450
5 191 523
6 216 592
7 239 655