Filling your bath

Water Saving Advice – Horsham Plumbing 

How much water does a bath use?

According to BS6700 a standard 1700mm x 700mm bath uses approximately 100 litres of water at 40’C

This is split into 60% hot and 40% cold water when hot water is stored at60’C.

Note; an average 1700 x 700mm bath holds approximately 180 litres up to overflow level.

The National Health Service safe water temperature for baths is 44-46’C

Average bathing temperature is 40-42’C

Maximum hand temperature on average is 47-48’C

Maximum body temperature on average is 42-43’C

The above temperatures may need to be reduced for the elderly and infirm.


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