Water Consumption Chart

Standard Usage Per Day

Modified Water Usage Saved

Flushing a standard toilet - 16 gal

Leaky toilet - 100 gal

Brushing teeth with the faucet on - 6 gal

15 minute shower - 75 gal

Taking a bath - 35 gal

Washing dishes in dishwasher - 10 gal

Pre-rinsing dishes - 20 gal

Washing clothes - 25 gal

Watering lawn/plants with hose - 100 gal

Overwatering lawn - 20 gal

Moisture needy plants - 25 gal

Evaporation - 10 gal

Washing the car in driveway - 35 gal

Place a filled container in the tank - 5 gal

Detect leaks with food coloring in tank - 100 gal

Turn off water - 4 gal

Reduce shower time to 5 min - 50 gal

Only fill 1/3 of the tub - 23 gal

Full loads only - 5 gal

Don’t pre-rinse dishes - 20 gal

Full loads only/purchase high efficiency - 10 gal

Use drip irrigation - 75 gal

Water long enough to fill a tuna can, timer - 10 gal

Use drought tolerant plants/lawn - 15 gal

Use mulch/compost - 5 gal

Use a bucket and sponge - 20 gal

Total Used: 477 gallons Total Saved: 342 gal