HOW MUCH WATER DO 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 = 6 gallons
Shower = 7 gallons per minute
Bath = 28 gallons
Automatic dishwasher cycle = 15 gallons
Washing dishes by hand = 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 free water efficiency tools to reduce water waste.
INDOOR WATER SAVING TIPS
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.
Check out this great water saving link: www.h2ouse.net
It’s a great resource for learning ways to drastically reduce your water consumtion. There you can find information on the following:
- Take a home tour for water saving opportunities
- Top 5 actions to save water in and around your home
Save Water, Money and Energy Now!