Usage Tips

How Can I Check My Usage


To determine your average daily use or to check your appliance usage, you can read your meter on an hourly, daily or weekly basis.

Simply record your meter reading at the beginning of a measurement period and again at the end of a period. The difference between these two meter readings will be the water used during that period.

Note: Your water meter reads in cubic feet and can easily be converted to gallons by multiplying the reading by 7.48 gallons per cubic foot.
Many residents ask the question, how much water does the average person use each day? The following chart shows estimates of personal water use: Other items may affect per daily usage such as lawn irrigation or hand watering.

USE


Daily Average /per person (gpd)


Converted to Cubic ft (CF)


Bathing


15-25


2-3.34


Sink


3-5


.40-.67


Toilet


5-15


.67-2


Washing Clothes


10-20


1.33-2.67


Washing Dishes


5-10


.67-1.33


Cooking


1-2


.133-.267


Miscellaneous


1-3


.133-.40


DAILY TOTALS


40-80


5.34-10.69



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