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Reduce water use and lower your bill

The average person uses 80-100 gallons of water a day, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. By using water wisely, you can reduce how much you use and reduce your bill.

Tips to reduce your water bill

  • Find and fix leaks
  • Install water efficient appliances by looking for the EPA's WaterSense logo on showerheads, toilets, faucets, appliances, and more
  • Take a 5-minute shower instead of a tub bath.
  • Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth.
  • Wash a full load of dishes in the dishwasher instead of washing dishes by hand.
  • Use a rain barrel to collect water for use on outdoor plants.
  • Irrigate in morning or evening to avoid less effective irrigation caused by evaporation.
  • Use a spray nozzle when washing cars so water does not continue to run.
  • More tips on how to save from EPA's WaterSense

Where does the water go?

Common Water Uses and Amount Used Per Each
Action Water Used
Toilet Flush 3 to 7 Gallons
Shower 25 to 50 Gallons
Hand Washing 2 Gallons (with tap running)
Brushing Teeth 2 Gallons (with tap running)
Outdoor Watering 5 to 10 Gallons per Minute
Automatic Dishwashing 10 Gallons
Dishwashing By Hand 20 Gallons
Tub Bath 36 Gallons