How Much Water You Use
If the fixtures in your house are not low-flow or water-saving devices, below are estimates of the amount of water used daily in your household:
- Toilet flush equals 6 gallons
- Shower equals 7 gallons per minute
- Bath equals 28 gallons
- Automatic dishwasher cycle equals 15 gallons
- Washing dishes by hand equals 20 gallons
Nice to Know
- Toilet water use can be cut by 40% with a displacement bag (toilet tummy).
- Faucet water use can be cut by 50% with a low-flow faucet aerator.
- Shower water use can be cut by 50% with a low-flow showerhead.
Free Water Efficiency Items
- Toilet tummy
- Low-flow showerhead
- Aerator - kitchen and bath
- Toilet leak detection tablets
The District provides its customers with free water efficiency tools to reduce water waste.
Check for indoor leaks! The largest indoor water inefficiency can be a leaky toilet, a leaky faucet, or a high-flow showerhead. Indoor leaks can lead to a lot of water waste and should be repaired immediately.
Did you know that:
- A faucet that leaks 60 drops per minute can waste 200 gallons of water each month.
- If you aren't using a low-flow showerhead you could be using 80 gallons of water for every 10-minute shower rather than 25 gallons with a low-flow showerhead.
- Fixing a silent toilet leak can save up to 50 gallons of water per day.
Water Saving Tools
Review a great water-saving tool.
It's a great resource for learning ways to drastically reduce your water consumption. There you can find information on the following:
- Take a home tour for water-saving opportunities - (indoor/outdoor)
- Top 5 actions to save water in and around your home
Save water, money, and energy now!