Water efficiency targets

How water efficient is your home?

Just follow these simple steps to see how you compare.

  1. Look at your latest water bill to find your home's most recent water use.
  2. Work out how many people lived in your home during the period covered by your bill.
  3. Choose the months below that most closely match the ones covered by your bill.
  4. Choose the best match for the size of your home.
What size is your property?
A small property is less than 500 m 2
A medium property is 501 m 2 - 700 m 2 
A large property is 701 m 2 - 900 m 2

 People in house 

 Small house 

 Medium house 

 Large house  

1 person 247 L/day 249 L/day 267 L/day
2 people 367 L/day 375 L/day 396 L/day
3 people 463 L/day 477 L/day 498 L/day
4 people 546 L/day 565 L/day 587 L/day
5 people 621 L/day 645 L/day 666 L/day
6 people 689 L/day 718 L/day 739 L/day

 People in house 

 Small house 

 Medium house 

Large house  

1 person 227 L/day 233 L/day 248 L/day
2 people 337 L/day 352 L/day 368 L/day
3 people 425 L/day 447 L/day 463 L/day
4 people 502 L/day 529 L/day 545 L/day
5 people 570 L/day 604 L/day 619 L/day
6 people 633 L/day 672 L/day 686 L/day

 People in house 

 Small house 

 Medium house 

 Large house  

1 person 236 L/day 239 L/day 258 L/day
2 people 351 L/day 360 L/day 382 L/day
3 people 443 L/day 458 L/day 480 L/day
4 people 522 L/day 542 L/day 566 L/day
5 people 594 L/day 619 L/day 642 L/day
6 people 659 L/day 689 L/day 712 L/day

 People in house 

 Small house 

 Medium house 

 Large house  

1 person 243 L/day 249 L/day 265 L/day
2 people 362 L/day 374 L/day 393 L/day
3 people 456 L/day 476 L/day 495 L/day
4 people 538 L/day 564 L/day 583 L/day
5 people 611 L/day 643 L/day 661 L/day
people 679 L/day 716 L/day 733 L/day

The numbers in the tables are based on houses with:

  • a water efficient front loading washing machine
  • a dual flush toilet
  • at least one 3-star showerhead
  • taps with low water use aerators and flow restrictors.

How did you compare?

If you think you could use less water, look at our Water wise tips for some ideas.