Indoor Water Saving Tips

How Much Water You Use

If the fixtures in your house are not low-flow or water-Indoor water savingsaving 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!