Water Use Statistics

Daily indoor per capita water use is 69.3 gallons. Here is how it breaks down:

Use Gallons per Capita Percentage of Total Daily Use
Showers 11.6 16.8%
Clothes Washers 15.0 21.7%
Dishwashers 1.0 1.4%
Toilets 18.5 26.7%
Baths 1.2 1.7%
Leaks 9.5 13.7%
Faucets 10.9 15.7%
Other Domestic Uses 1.6 2.2%

By installing more efficient water fixtures and regularly checking for leaks, households can reduce daily per capita water use by about 35% to about 45.2 gallons per day Here’s how it breaks down for households using conservation measures:

Use Gallons per Capita Percentage of Total Daily Use
Showers 8.8 19.5%
Clothes Washers 10.0 22.1%
Toilets 8.2 18.0%
Dishwashers 0.7 1.5%
Baths 1.2 2.7%
Leaks 4.0 8.8%
Faucets 10.8 23.9%
Other Domestic Uses 1.6 3.4%
Source: Handbook of Water Use and Conservation, Amy Vickers

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