In the summer, cities typically increase their water rates due to the increase use of this precious resource. If you’re trying to conserve your water usage, this chart below is extremely helpful in being mindful of your usage and saving on water costs.
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For example, brushing your teeth with the water running uses two FULL gallons. By simply turning the water off until it necessary for use, you can save a significant amount of water usage in your home.
|Shower||25-50 gallons (5-10 gallons/minute)|
|Bath||36 gallons (full tub)|
|Toilet flush||5-7 gallons (less with new low-flow toilets!)|
|Brushing teeth||2 gallons (tap running)|
|Hand washing||2 gallons (tap running)|
|Shaving||3-5 gallons (tap running)|
|Dish washing||20 gallons (tap running)|
|Automatic dishwashing||12 gallons (tap running)|
|Clothes washer||30-60 gallons (full cycle)|
|Outdoor watering||5-10 gallons per minute|