Common Causes of Higher Water Usage

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Typical Home Water Usage
ItemWater Usage
Toilet3 gallons/11 litres per flush
Shower4 gallons / 15 litres per minute
Tub/bath30 gallons / 113 litres per fill
Dishwasher14 gallons / 52 litres per load
Clothes washer50 gallons / 189 litres per load
Garden hose360 gallons / 1,362 litres per hour
Pool (14' X 28' /  5.5 ft. deep)15,000 gallons / 56,781 litres per fill


Common Causes of High Water Usage
ItemWater Usage
Toilet (overflow tube leak)up to 4,320 gallons / 15,352 litres per day
Toilet (flush valve leak)up to 4,320 gallons / 15,352 litres per day
Faucet dripup to 405 gallons / 1,533 litres per day
Lawn/garden houseup to 360 gallons / 1,362 litres per hour
Houseguests Dependent on number of guests
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