Facts and Statistics

The UK receives a large amount of rainfall, however there are limited natural or man made methods for water storage. This means that there is a relatively small volume of water available per person in the UK.
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The demand for water is growing at a steady rate of 1% per year.
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The South East of England has less water available per person than the desert states of Syria and Sudan.
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A citizen of the UK uses an average of 150 litres of water per day.
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Industry and Commerce in the UK consume 1300 million cubic metres of water per year.
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The average household bill in 2008-09 for water and sewerage is £330 (the average water bill is £157 and the average sewerage bill is £174). This is an increase in real terms of 44% since 1989.
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The water industry has more than 700,000 kilometres of mains and sewers (640,206 kilometres in England and Wales, enough to stretch to the moon and back – Water UK.
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England could run short of water within 25 years.
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The population of the UK is expected to rise from 67 million to 75 million in 2050, increasing the demand for water.
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