When it comes to saving water, there are two very different categories: those who drink it and those who don’t.
A new study has found that water waste in the United Kingdom has tripled since the turn of the century.
The average amount of waste per household in the country has doubled since 2003, according to figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on Wednesday.
It found that there was an average of 1,800 litres of waste for every 1,000 people.
The total amount of water that was wasted in Britain increased from 3.4 litres in 2003 to 9.3 litres in 2020, the ONS figures showed.
The ONS also said that the waste levels were rising because of the increase in the population and growing demand for water.
The amount of wasted water has been on the rise in the past decade.
In 2016, the average household in England was using more than 2,400 litres of water per day.
The number of people who are using more water in the year 2020 than in the previous year is expected to be around 8.5 million, the latest ONS report said.
Water used by households to irrigate crops is also on the increase.
Water was used in an estimated 5,600 of England’s 6.4 million farm households in the second quarter of this year.
The figures showed that, of the total water used, about half went to watering crops.
The proportion of water used by farm households fell from 42% in the first quarter of 2020 to 27% in 2021, the report showed.