Consumption of Drinking Water and Water Supply

Average per capita water consumption

The average consumption of drinking water in Austrian households amounts to about 130 litres per capita per day, not including commerce, industry or bulk users.

In households 22% of this quantity is used for showering and bathing alone, 25% for the toilet flush, 10 % for doing the laundry, and 2 % for dishwashing. In the external area (pool, plants, etc.) 14% are consumed. 27% are flowing through the water taps in the bathroom, the toilet and the kitchen.

In Austria, approx. 90% of the population, i.e. approx. 8 million people, are supplied via central water supply systems.

About 1 million people draw their water from domestic wells and springs.

The supply network is almost 80,000 km long.