Water Conservation Facts

The Average Home Uses More Than 200 Gallons of Water Per Day!


An average of 8% of all home water use is wasted through leaks.

Turning off the water while you brush your teeth can save 4 gallons of water a minute. That’s 200 gallons a week for a family of four.

Turning off the water while you shave can save more than 100 gallons of water a week.

Fixing a leak can save 500 gallons of water each month.

Every toilet flush you eliminate can save between two and seven gallons of water.

Taking showers instead of baths can save 30 gallons of water. Filling the bathtub uses about 50 gallons of water.

Keeping your shower under 5 minutes can save up to 1000 gallons a month.

Turning off water while shampooing and conditioning hair can save 50 gallons a week and using a water-saving showerhead can save your family 500 gallons a week.

Running your dishwasher and washing machine only when they are filled can save 1,000 gallons a month.

Choosing a water-saving model when replacing a washing machine can save up to 20 gallons per load.

Using a hose nozzle and turning off the water while you wash your car can save more than 100 gallons of water.

Choosing a low water use plant when replacing or adding a flower or shrub can save 550 gallons each year.