How much water do I use each day?


In Scotland, the average person uses 185 litres per day. That’s about 390 pints. That would fill two full baths. It takes a lot of energy to purify water and pump it across Scotland’s 60,000 miles of pipes. Some we drink, shower and cook with – but some we waste watering the garden, leaving taps running and having leaky loos. The link between energy, net zero and water is often overlooked, but by reducing water abstraction we will reduce Scotland’s carbon emissions. There is only so much water we can store and abstract from our water sources. That’s why saving water is such a good idea. Elsewhere in the UK people use less, around 130 litres per day.

Come on Scotland, we can do it!