Welcome

This calculator estimates metered water consumption for single residential houses based on your answers to questions regarding water use in and around the home.

It should take you less than five minutes to complete.

Bathroom

At 20-30% of household use, the bathroom is an area you can use a lot of water and easily save a lot too.

Shower water use

showers
minutes
showerheads
showerheads

Bath water use

Is there at bath at your home, which is currently used?
times a week

Toilet water use

toilets
dual flush toilets

Summary

Household

Daily water use for a household is:

You 0L
Average 0L
Per Person

This equates to an average daily water use per person of:

You 0L
Average 0L
DAILY HOUSEHOLD USE
0L
YOUR HOUSE
AVERAGE

Laundry

You will notice a front loading washing machine makes the biggest difference here.

Laundry water use

What kind of washing machine do you have?
loads per week
buckets

Summary

Household

Daily water use for a household is:

You 0L
Average 0L
Per Person

This equates to an average daily water use per person of:

You 0L
Average 0L
DAILY HOUSEHOLD USE
0L
YOUR HOUSE
AVERAGE

Kitchen

Dishwashers don’t use as much water as you might think, but leaving the tap running uses up to 12L/minute.

The kitchen section includes your tap usage throughout the house.

Dish washing

Do you have a dishwasher that you use?
loads per week
times per week

Estimated tap usage

Your household water use includes an estimated tap usage, based on the number of people in your house.
For your household of 0 people this is:
0L

Drips & leaks

dripping taps
leaking toilets

Summary

Household

Daily water use for a household is:

You 0L
Average 0L
Per Person

This equates to an average daily water use per person of:

You 0L
Average 0L
DAILY HOUSEHOLD USE
0L
YOUR HOUSE
AVERAGE

Outdoor & Garden

This accounts for one quarter of all household water use so it is worth looking at your behaviour and irrigation carefully.

Do you use metered water on your garden?
Metered water is water provided by your local water supplier. It does not include any rainwater or greywater you collect and use on your property.

Hand watering

minutes per week
Hand watering applies water from the end of a hose directly to the ground or into a watering can.

Sprinklers & irrigation

The following sections ask you about three forms of irrigation.

  • Sprinklers apply water in a circular pattern rotating around a central point
  • Drip irrigation provides water very slowly at or below ground level
  • Spray irrigation applies water continuously over the entire spray area
Do you have a tap timer that you use when watering your garden?

Sprinklers

Do you have a sprinkler that you use?
hours per week
sprinklers
Do you use a rotating stream sprinkler?

Drip irrigation

Do you have a drip irrigation system?
hours per week
metres of hose

Spray irrigation

Do you have a spray irrigation system?
hours per week
sprayheads
What spray heads do you have?

Other outdoor water use

minutes per week
Do you have a water tank?

Summary

Household

Daily water use for a household is:

You 0L
Average 0L
Per Person

This equates to an average daily water use per person of:

You 0L
Average 0L
DAILY HOUSEHOLD USE
0L
YOUR HOUSE
AVERAGE

Your household water use

Daily water use

Household

Daily water use for a household is:

You 0L
Average 0L
Per Person

This equates to an average daily water use per person of:

You 0L
Average 0L

Yearly household usage

Your yearly usage 0kL
Melbourne average 0kL
Approximate usage cost $0
0L
BATHROOM
LAUNDRY
KITCHEN
GARDEN & OUTDOOR

Percentage per room

Your percentage
Average percentage