Water Conservation Tips

What Can You Do

Everyone is encouraged to conserve water by following any number of the 100 Ways to Save Water. These tips cover indoor and outdoor water use, saving water, energy, and money.

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  • Americans use 75-80 gallons of water per person each day.
  • A faucet dripping at a rate of one (1) drop per second wastes 2,700 gallons of water per year.
  • A water hose was left running while washing a car wastes 10 gallons of water per minute.
  • A $10.00 low-flow shower head can save up to $75.00 per year on water and energy.
  • The average family washed 400 loads of laundry per year. Purchasing a new Energy Star-rated washed can save up to $145.00 per year in energy and water.
Indoor Water Use Breakdown

Appliance/DeviceHousehold per DayPercent of Total
Toilet33 gallons24%
Shower27 gallons20%
Faucet27 gallons20%
Washing Machine22 gallons16%
Leaks18 gallons13%
Bath4 gallons3%
Dishwasher2 gallons2%
Other4 gallons3%
Total138 gallons100% 
(101% with rounding)


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