Water conservation—using water efficiently and avoiding waste—is fundamental to ensuring water availability in the future. When it comes to conserving water, small adjustments can have a big impact. By making small changes in your daily habits, you can save water and in turn lower the cost of your water bills.

Indoor Water Consumption
Activity                                 Gallons Used                         Gallons Used                                                (Conventional)                        (Water Saving)
Toilet Flushing                      5-7 gallons per flush               1.5-3.5 gallons per flush
Shower (water running)        7-10 gallons per minute           2-4 gallons per minute
Bath (full tub)                        30-50 gallons                           30-40 gallons (conventional)
Laundry machine (full load)  60 gallons top loader               42 gallons top loader
Dishwasher                          15 gallons normal load             7.5-10 gallons normal load
Dish washing by hand          30 gallons tap running             10-20 gallons tap running
Shaving                                20 gallons tap running              2-5 gallons shutting off tap
Brushing teeth                      10 gallons tap running              2-3 gallons shutting off tap
Washing hands                     2 gallons tap running                1-2 gallons tap running
Bath Shower                        30-50 gallons 7-10 minutes       Average shower=12-15 mins
A 15 min shower=150 gallons
*The rate of consumption for water-saving devices or products significantly varies. Please check the plumbing fixture package to determine the merchandise’s efficiency.

**Average consumption per day per person is 70-100 gallons.

One of the most important ways to conserve water is to repair leaks, dripping facets and leaky toilets as soon as possible. A slow drip wastes several gallons of water each day.

Other tips for helping reduce water consumption include installing faucet aerator, running your dishwashers and washing machines only when you have a full load, turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth or shaving or when washing dishes by hand.

Let’s work together to be good stewards of our water resources.

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Le-Ax Water District
P.O. Box 97
The Plains, Ohio 45780
email: info@le-ax.com

Phone: (740) 594-0123
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Monday through Friday

After Business Hours
Phone: (740) 593-7502