Metro Vancouverites use about 270 litres per person per day. When you factor in commercial uses (to run our businesses, institutions and public facilities, for example) the average use is about 450 litres per person per day.
The major use of water inside our homes, about a quarter, is from flushing the toilet.
From Residential End Use of Water, Version 2. Water Research Foundation. 2016.
That's water use inside our homes. Our water use can increase by 50% in summer, largely due to lawn watering and other outdoor uses.
How much water do you use? This quick and easy water calculator shows you which water uses in your home are efficient and which are not.
And make sure to check out these
outdoor tips for saving water in and around your home.