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.