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Water Loss Tips
 

WATER LOSS

Below are some things that occur daily either intentionally or unintentionally that result in a loss of water.

Use....................................... GPM........................... Gallons per month

Dripping Faucet......... ...... 1/4 GPM................................. 10,800

Leaking Toilet................... 1/2 GPM....................... ......... 21,600

Drip Irrigation...................... 1 GPM................................. 43,200

Watering Garden for 2 Hours...... 5 GPM........................... 18,000

..................................................10 GPM....................... 36,000

Unattended Water Hose-1 night... 10 GPM......................... 5,400

Broken Service Line

1 night................................ 15 GPM...................................8,100

1 day................................. 15 GPM................................. 21,600

1 week.............................. 15 GPM............................... 151,200

1 month............................. 15 GPM............................... 648,000

Stuck Ice Maker................. 2 GPM................................. 86,400

Stuck Check Valve in Washing Machine-30 mins. 8 GPM..........240

TYPICAL USAGES

1 BATH................................................ 42 GALLONS

30 BATHS........................................... 1,260 GALLONS

1 SHOWER............................................... 17 GALLONS

30 SHOWERS......................................... 510 GALLONS

WASH 1 LOAD OF CLOTHES................... 45 GALLONS

WASH 20 LOADS................................... 900 GALLONS

FLUSH TOILET........................................... 3 GALLONS

15 FLUSHES PER DAY..................... 900 GALLONS/MONTH