On average, every person in Britain uses more than 150 litres of water a day.
In some of the poorest countries, less than 20 litres a day per person is available.
We use the water for washing, cooking and drinking.
We also use water to irrigate crops—because all plants need water to grow—and to clean the streets.
We use hot water in the radiators in our homes. Water is also used in many of our leisure activities.