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Summer Water Usage Tips

By June 4, 2019 No Comments

Summer is here which means double the water usage!

 

Did you know the average household uses 300 gallons of water per day! During the summer that number almost doubles with the increased irrigation needs, water activities and laundry, dishes, etc. with children home from school. In turn, your neighborhood’s wastewater treatment plant will be doing double the work to keep things “flowing”.

 

Here are some interesting facts about water usage in residences:

  • Each toilet flush uses about 3.5 gallons of water
  • A five-minute shower can use 25-50 gallons of water
  • Dishwashers use 7 gallons per cycle
  • Washing machines use an average of 41 gallons to wash and rinse
  • Outdoor watering uses 10 gallons per minute
  • Brushing teeth and rinsing uses 1/2 gallon

Avoid a high water bill this summer and help to conserve the water in your area by following these tips:

  • Take shorter showers
  • Turn off the water when brushing your teeth
  • Install low-flow showerheads
  • Water the lawn early in the morning or late in the evening to reduce evaporation
  • Wash full loads in the washing machine
  • Make sure you don’t have any leaky faucets
  • Take advantage of neighborhood splash pads

 

Reference:  http://cityofkaty.com/residential-water-usage-facts/

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