The way we use water and the amount we consume usually varies depending on the the time of year.
Traditionally, we use more water during the Spring/Summer months than during Autumn/Winter.
When it’s warmer, we tend to do more of the activities that use water, such as watering gardens, filling pools and washing down surfaces or equipment.
If you're looking for ways to reduce your water use during the warmer months, we've got plenty of water efficiency tips for you:
Has your business been busier than normal lately? Have you had more people working for you? Have you had more customers, orders, trade or turnover? Have you welcomed extra tenants?
All of these things can lead to higher water usage.
On occasions, an increase in your water use could be due to a hidden (concealed) leak.
Leaks that are hidden underground in pipes or in faulty plumbing and fixtures (such as leaking toilets or taps) can go undetected for a long time.
Some leaks waste more than 2000 litres of water a day!
Some other reasons your water use might be high include:
This handy online tool calculates your daily water usage, compares it to previous bills and helps you see usage spikes which could indicate a hidden leak.
take a reading from your water meter (here's a video showing you how)
write the reading down - black numbers (kilolitres) only
log in or register for My Account
go to the 'My Usage' page
enter your meter reading
Please note: My Usage Tracker is available for properties with one water meter.