If you suspect that your water taps do use too much water, probably they do.

- How much water does a tap use -

It is rather easy to find out the water flow of a tap and get to know if they are wasting or conserving water.

Tap water usage

We have measured our bathrooms taps water flow and discovered that they were using far too much water. To avoid wasting water we have installed some eco tap aerators and decrease the water usage from 10 liters per minute to 3,8 liters per minute.

If you would like to know how to measure you tap water flow and how to install an eco tap aerator, have a look to this post or this YouTube video.

How to install water saving tap aerator

Water usage and cost calculator

The calculator below can be used to estimate the tap water flow, the water usage and cost over a period of time.

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:

Washing machine electricity usage calculator
Washing machine
Water tap water usage calculator
Water tap
Toilet water usage calculator
Toilet
Bath tube water usage calculator
Bathtub

Additional information

If you are interested on learning how to reduce your bathroom’s water consumption, have a look this post and this other video on how to reduce your shower’s water consumption by installing a flow reduction valve.

How to install a flow regulation valve
Dishwasher electricity and water usage

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.

If you are looking for ideas to save water at home, have a look to this YouTube video were we show some useful tips to reduce the water usage at home and decrease the water bill. 

How to save water at home

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