UK Water Statistics & Facts

To summarize the incredible facts and statistics about water from the info graphic above:

  1. There is a staggering 345,034km of water mains used by UK water boards to distribute the water to our taps.
  2. 3,170 million liters of water lost through leaks every single day in the UK.
  3. The average citizen uses 150 liters of water each day.
  4. Industry and Commercial usage is a staggering 1,300 million liters of water every day.
  5. The demand for water is growing steadily at 1% each year.
  6. The south east of England has less water per person than the deserts of Syria & Sudan!
  7. Water companies spend millions each year repairing and upgrading water mains networks across the country.
  8. You are responsible for the water main beyond the boundary of your property.
  9. The biggest cause of water leaks is deterioration with age, followed by damage from freezing weather conditions.
  10. Ground movement in building foundations also damages pipework causing leaks under the ground.

As a leading UK Water Leak Detection Company we are pleased to bring you a wide range of advice surrounding water leaks.