What uses the most water inside the house?

liquid-measuring-cup-mdGrade level: 4-5th

Skills: Circle graph

Related environmental issues: Water

Area level: household

The circle graph below shows how water in the house is used by a typical American family.

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1.Where is the largest amount of water used in a typical American family’s house?

2.Where does a typical American family use more water, at shower or at sink?

3.Fill in the bank. Half the water used at toilet goes through ___________ .

4.How many more percentage of water is used for laundry than shower?

Source: US Environmental Protection Agency

Note) Numbers were slightly modified.


Answer keys

  1. Toilet
  2. at Shower
  3. leaks
  4. 4.9% (21.7 – 16.8 = 4.9)