Water Usage/Conservation Information

There are many ways to conserve water.  Listed below are some daily activities and the water usage associated with these activities, as well as problems that can result in a loss of water.  Being aware of these usages can help you conserve water in your home.

 WATER USAGE/PROBLEM

 GPM

 Gallons Per Month

 Drip Irrigation

 1 GPM

 43,200

Dripping Faucet

1/4 GPM

10,800

 Leaking Toilet

 1/2 GPM

 21,600

 Watering Garden for 2 hours

 5 GPM

18,000

Stuck Ice Maker

2 GPM

86,400

Stuck Check Valve in Washing Machine (30 minutes)

8 GPM

240

Stuck Float in Watering Trough

5 GPM

216,000

     

BROKEN SERVICE LINE

GPM

Gallons Per Month

1 Night

15 GPM

8,100

1 Day

15 GPM

21,600

1 Week

15 GPM

151,200

 Month

15 GPM

648,000

   

DAILY ACTIVITIES

WATER USAGE

1 Bath

42 Gallons

30 Baths

1,260 Gallons

1 Shower

17 Gallons

30 Showers

510 Gallons

Washing 1 Load of Clothes

45 Gallons

Washing 20 Loads of Clothes

900 Gallons

Flushing a Toilet

3 Gallons

15 Flushes Per Day

900 Gallons/Month