Up Close and Personal: Water Use at Home


Taking a bath or shower

9-12 gallons per person

Watering the lawn

180 gallons

Washing dishes by machine

8-13 gallons

Washing clothes

35-50 gallons

Washing the car

50 gallons

Brushing your teeth

2-5 gallons


5-10 gallons

Flushing the toilet (once)

1.6-7 gallons, depending on the type of toilet

Leaking toilet (per day)

60 gallons


** amounts are average estimates

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