Water Conservation

Plus extra info on how water gets to your home

Water usage

The average American uses 176 gallons of water per day compared to 5 gallons of water the average African family uses each day. In a family of four, approximately 400 gallons of water per day is used. 70 percent of water is used indoors, with the bathrooms being the largest consumer. More than 45 percent of water use occurs in the bathroom, with about 27 percent used by toilets. Older toilets can use 3.5, 5, or even up to 7 gallons of water with every flush.“If it’s yellow let it mellow, if it’s brown, flush it down”. Many people are disturbed by this, but why not just flush when necessary?

In an average home, showers are usually the third largest water use after toilets and washers. The amount of water used while taking a shower depends on the flow rate of the showerhead, and how long the shower lasts, but the average shower uses 17.2 gallons and lasts for about 8 minutes. Old shower heads use as much as 4 gallons per minute, whereas new shower heads use about 2-2.5 gallons per minute. - Ivy

Water Distribution

The water that we use has to come from somewhere. But where? Well they water that we use comes from two types of water, salt water and fresh water. Fresh water has many percentages of other soures of water like 87% of melted snow and ice, 12% ground water, and 1% lakes and rivers. -Caroline

Some tips on water conservation

Guaranteed to help you cut down on your water bill


Everyone hates paying bills so if you want to cut back on your water bill try and conserve water in any way possible like the 3 tips above. So are with us to help conserve our water. - Nolan
The Water Conservation Song