• How much water does the average person use at home per day? Estimates vary, but each person uses about 80-100 gallons of water per day. Are you surprised that the largest use of household water is to flush the toilet, and after that, to take showers and baths? That is why, in these days of water conservation, we are starting to see toilets and showers that use less water than before.
• The average leaky toilet can waste about 200 gallons of water per day. That’s over 6,000 gallons a month.
Water Consumption Calculator :This presentation will assist you in tracking your household consumption, both indoor and outdoors. After calculating your water use patterns, you can begin conserving in ways that work best with your lifestyle. Enter information into the form below and press the "Calculate" button to calculate your daily, monthly, and yearly water use in gallons. You do not need to answer every question if they do not apply.
Ways to save:
1) Install aerators on bathroom faucets—1.2 gallons per person per day.
2) Turning off water when brushing teeth or shaving—10 gallons per person per day.
3) Fixing leaky toilets saves 30 to 50 gallons per day per toilet.
4) Installing a high-efficiency watersense toilet (1.28 gallons per flush) saves 19 gallons per person per day.
5) Washing only full loads of clothes saves 15-45 gallons per load.
6) Taking 5 minute versus 10 minute showers saves 12.5 gallons.
7) Installing efficient watersense shower heads saves 1.2 gallons per minute or 10 gallons.
Typical water use at home
1 gallon. Tip: Simply turn the faucet off before drying your hands and face. If you don't mind a brisk wash, don't run the faucet until it gets hot before using it. Installing a faucet-head aerator will also reduce the water flow rate.
2 gallons per minute, depending on the force of your outdoor faucet. This may not sound like too much but the large size of lawns and yards means outdoor water use can be a significant use of water.