Week one readings Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 TotalsMorning 016051 01610129 01614361 01616881 01622697 01626379 01629763 Morning 13 11, 271Afternoon 016067 01610661 01614814 01619011 01623855 01627421 01631038 Afternoon 73 8,250Evening 016073 01612615 01615112 01620644 01624738 01628484 01632531 Evening 46 8,791Total 2233 5269 2497 5532 4094 4746 4047 Total useused for for weekday 28,418
Week one Totals3000025000200001500010000 5000 0 Morning Afternoon Evening Total
Week one review After my first week ofrecordings I have observedthat the bathroom was takingup most of our water use.This was shown by the largeamount of water being used inthe morning, mainly due toshowers. So I put in place aplan that mainly reduces ourwater use in the bathroom. Italso involves re-using water inthe garden.
My action plan Use a four-minute timer when having a shower Keep a bucket in the shower to collect the water as it warms up. (Use this water on plants). Brush teeth while in the shower. Use dirty fish-tank water on plants. Use dirty pet water on plants. Use plastic container of water to rinse dishes, after cleaning. Ensure washing machine is full before use.
Expected OutcomesFamily: We think that the action plan focuses on our key water uses and should reduce our water use in our household.Outcomes: I predict that the action plan will significantly reduce our water use in our household, particularly our morning water usage.
Week two readings Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7Mornin 01636724 01636904 01637052 01637131 01637361 01637742 01638058gAfternoon 01636772 01636934 01637091 01637227 01637462 01637954 01638240Evening 01636855 01636991 01637122 01637269 01637625 01638353 01638353Total 131 136 131 147 356 405 323used forday
Week two Totals18001600140012001000800600400200 0 Morning Afternoon Evening Total
Plan review Plan adjustments Since my action plan hasAfter my second week of been working effectively, thereadings it is obvious that my only change will be nowater usage has gone down; longer using part six of thehowever a large part of that plan. This part has notimprovement was because of a worked well in ourwater leak that was repaired household and will no longerjust before I started my second be used as a a part of theweek of readings. I have action plan.observed from the readingsthat we use more water onweekends, this is mainlybecause of laundry andwatering the garden (which aremostly done on weekends).
Final week readings Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7Morning 01638795 01638992 01639066 01639436 01639794 01640044 01640242Afternoon 01638862 01638995 01639229 01639592 01639869 01640090 01640361Evening 01638972 01639049 01639350 01639747 01639991 01640159 01640401Total used 177 77 301 397 244 168 242for day
Final week totals18001600140012001000800 Litres600400200 0 Morning Afternoon Evening Total
Final week review After my final week ofreadings, I noted that our totalwater use for the week haddecreased by a smallamount. Our morning andafternoon uses haddecreased, however, ourevening use had increased. Ithink this is due to the factthat showers were beingmore focused in the evening.
Totals Compared Total Water Use3000020000 10000 0 Week 1 Week 2 Week 3
ConclusionsIt is clear that my water usagehad decreased after my actionplan was put intoplace, however the water leakwas wasting a lot of water eachday and was the main reason Observationsmy water usage had decreased I have observed from the readingsby so much. I still believe that that we, as a household use the most water on weekends mainlymy plan was effective and did because of laundry and gardenhave an input into lowering our watering . I have also noticed thatwater use. shower times also take up the most water. These observations indicate high water usage at certain times of the day and week.