conservation tips and water usage

According to a 1998 study commissioned by the American Water Works Association (AWWA), the average daily indoor per person water use in the typical single family home is 74.0 gallons per day. *

Types of Use Gallons per Person per Day Percentage of Total Daily Use
  Showers 13.2 17.8%
  Clothes Washers 16.8 22.7%
  Toilets 19.3 26.1%
  Dishwashers 1 1.4%

  Baths 1.3 1.8%
  Leaks 9.4 12.7%
  Faucets 11.4 15.4%
  Other Domestic Uses 1.6 2.1%
  TOTAL 74 100%

50 - 70% of all Residential Water use occurs in the bathroom. By employing water conservation measures like low-flow fixtures ( shower heads, toilets and faucet aerators), daily per person indoor water use can be cut by about 30% to 51.9 gallons per day.

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Other Simple Ways to Conserve Water are:

  • Fix leaky faucets and check your toilet to be sure the flapper ball in the tank is seating properly.
  • Turn off the water while shaving or brushing your teeth.
  • Try a Navy Shower - turn off the water while you soap and scrub, then briefly turn the water on to rinse.
  • Fill your Dishwasher - no 1/2 loads.
  • Keep drinking water in the fridge so you're not running water until it cools down.
  • Defrost food in the refrigerator or in the micro instead of under running water.
  • Select the proper water level for each laundry load.
  • Reuse the water in your fish tank for watering your household plants.


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*All Information gathered from historical data as published by various utility companies and associations.

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