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Frequently Asked Questions

Facts about water

  • 65 percent of the water used in your home is used in the bathroom.
  • 15 percent of water used is used in the kitchen
  • 12 percent of the water is used for laundry and cleaning
  • the average toilet uses 20 to 25 litres per flush (low flush units are available and use around 6 litres per flush)
  • a dishwasher uses approximately 60 litres per load
  • an average automatic clotheswasher uses 140 litres per load
  • in one year a leak of just one drop per second wastes approximately 10,000 litres - enough water to have 210 five-minute showers
  • a running bathroom faucet uses 10 to 20 litres per minute
  • almost 80 percent of the earth's surface is covered in water, but only 1 percent is fresh water available for consumption.
  • there are 4.54 litres per Imperial gallon

If you need additional information, please contact:


Water Supervisor 613.342.7819 x. 221
email: drichards@brockville.com

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