City of Edmonton Water Consumption for 2016 - as Reported by EPCOR
Water Usage Trends
Water usage trends in the City of Edmonton have changed. Each year, the average Edmonton household uses less water than the year prior. Higher efficiency fixtures and appliances (predominantly toilets and washing machines) are now commonplace in the market and have contributed to these reductions.
While most Edmontonians are water-efficient users, there are always opportunities to decrease water consumption further. EPCOR is committed to ensuring our customers continue to use water in a responsible, sustainable manner.
What is your Usage Trend?
Understanding your water use today is the first step in changing the way you use water in the future.
In 2016, the average Edmontonian used 186 litres per person per day in the household.
- a family of four would use around 22,300 litres in a 30-day period (22.3 m3/month),
- a family of three would use around 16,700 litres (16.7 m3/month),
- and a family of two would use around 11,200 litres (11.2 m3/month).
At the same time, it is very hard to provide an estimate of how much water you will use. Every home uses water in different ways.
How does your water use compare to that of your neighbour?
To become more aware of your water use and better gauge your water efficiency, you can view how your usage compares to other households in your city-block area (approximately two city blocks) and neighbourhood. To maintain our customers’ privacy, only city-block areas and neighbourhoods with at least ten accounts are illustrated.
Step 1: Your Utility Bill
Pull out your monthly utility statement and determine the amount of water you used in a month. Your water consumption will be in cubic metres (m3).
Step 2 a): Summer Average
Now compare your water usage to your neighbours’ usage. Note that water usage varies throughout the year based on the season. Be sure to compare your summer usage with average summer usages and your winter usage with average winter usages. Water use generally increases in the summer months as we try to keep our grass green, our gardens growing and flowers blooming.