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
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.