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Leaky Loo Position Statement (October 2020)

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A leaking toilet wastes between 215 and 400 litres of clean drinking water on average every day. It’s like having a couple of extra people using water in your home!
Between 5 and 8% of toilets are leaking, mostly dual flush toilets with around 400 million litres of water is currently estimated to leak from UK toilets every day, which is enough water to supply 2.8 million people – the populations of Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast, Manchester, Sheffield, Liverpool and Bristol combined. This figure will increase without action.

This position statement developed by the UK Water Efficiency Strategy Steering Group sets out the scale of the problem and what we think need to be done to address it.