Common Causes of High Water Usage

Typical Home Water Use

Item

Water Usage

Toilet

3 gallons/11 litres per flush

Shower

4 gallons / 15 litres per minute

Tub/bath

30 gallons / 113 litres per fill

Dishwasher

14 gallons / 52 litres per load

Clothes washer

50 gallons / 189 litres per load

Garden hose

360 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

Item

Water 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 drip

Up to 405 gallons / 1,533 litres per day

Lawn/garden house

Up to 360 gallons / 1,362 litres per hour

Houseguests

Dependent on number of guests