Schools spend around £70m per year on water and wastewater services - an average of over £2,500 per school - according to The Department for Children, Schools, and Families (DCSF).
Primary schools use 7m³ of water per pupil per year, with secondary schools using 11m³ per pupil per year (Water Watch 2005) on average.
With careful water management, most schools can reduce this figure to around 4m³ per pupil per year, benefiting the school's budget and environmental performance.
Tools for Schools
Our teaching resources offer fun and interactive ways for primary and secondary students to learn all about water.