- How much water does a washing machine use -

The new washing machine models are quite efficient and use quite a low amount of water. 

Still, in case of doubts or if you are considering to purchase a new washing machine, it is worth to find out the water usage and the water cost.

Washing Machine water usage

There are two ways to find out a washing machine water consumption.

The first one it is to browse on the internet for the washing machine specifications. It is as simple as to use your favorite browser to search for the washing machine model followed by ‘specifications’ or ‘ water consumption’.

Washing machine specifications search

The second way is to take the water meter readings before and after a dishwasher cycle. If you are not sure how to do it, below we are sharing details about how to read a water meter and what a cubic meter of water is.

Water usage and cost calculator

The calculator below can be used to calculate the washing machine water cost per cycle and per year.

You just need to adjust the values in the PARAMETERS section to your requirements and the calculator will automatically display the RESULTS section.

 

We know that not everyone uses liters so if you are from the US or UK you can have a look to our water consumption calculators page for calculators that will convert liters to you water units.

Convert liters to US gallons

 

Convert liters to UK gallons

 

A few other examples from our Water usage calculators page:

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Dishwasher
Water tap water usage calculator
Water tap
Shower head water usage calculator
Shower head
Toilet water usage calculator
Toilet

Additional information

We have created some posts and a video to explain what a cubic meter of water is and how to read a water meter. If you are not familiar with the terms or you have doubts, have a look to this information.

All our videos can be found in YouTube, in both English and Spanish languages.

Additionally, you may want to have a look the the post where we review what is more efficient, if washing the dishes by hand or using the dishwasher.

Water conservation - Save and conserve water

Water conservation can be defined as the decision and the act of using less water

Water conservation both benefit you and the environment  

The act of saving and conserving water does benefit you because you will be paying less on your water bills. 

And it also does benefit the environment because conserving water prevents any unnecessary waste of natural resources.

Now, at individual level it may not look worth to try to save a few litres or gallons here or there. 

Still, every little counts and if hundreds or thousands of us do save a little every time, it will make an important contribution towards conserving our natural resources.

 

For example, if 9000 households would manage to save as little as 5 litres of water per day:

  • Collectively, we would be saving over 16,000,000 litres of water per year!
  • Collectively, assuming a cost of 2 euro per cubic meter of water, we would be saving nearly 33,000 euro per year.
It is clear that small water savings do really count when looking into the bigger picture.

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