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.

Residential Water Use


Adapted from Residential End Use of Water, Version 2. Water Research Foundation. 2016.


This is our average indoor and outdoor water use, but outdoor water use can increase by 50% in the summer and early fall, largely due to lawn watering.

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 indoor and outdoor tips for saving water in and around your home.