What You Might Not Know About Your Water Use

We use a lot of water every day – about 80 – 100 gallons, in fact.  Think of it as 100 gallons of milk piled up in your kitchen.  Here is what you might not know about your water use and easy ways to save – for your wallet and for your planet!

  • Each minute in the shower takes about 7 gallons of water. Save time, water and money by taking shorter showers.
  • The average faucet flows at a rate of 2 gallons per minute.  You can save up to four gallons of water every morning by turning off the faucet while you brush your teeth.
  • Taking a bath requires up to 70 gallons of water.  A five-minute shower uses only 10 to 25 gallons.
  • At 1 drip per second, a faucet can leak 3,000 gallons per year.  Check for leaky faucets!
  • Don’t let the faucet run until the water cools down. Instead, fill up a few water bottles in your fridge for cold, refreshing water whenever you want.

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