Water Usage - Per Person
When a customer receives a high bill reflecting
increased water usage, assistance can be provided by discussing how
excessive water can be used when guests are visiting, teenagers take long
showers, watering lawns or shrubs, filling the swimming pool, renovation
work at the property, or malfunctioning plumbing fixtures or service
Historically, our residential customer water usage
patterns have indicated that normal water consumption increases as
Each Person = 70 to 80 gallons per day (g.p.d.)
|| x 30 days = 2,100 to
|| x 90 days = 12,600
to 14,400 quarterly
x 30 days = 4,200 to 4,800 monthly
|| x 90 days = 18,900
to 21,600 quarterly
x 30 days = 6,600 to 7,200 monthly
|| x 90 days = 25,200
to 28,800 quarterly
x 30 days = 8,400 to 9,900 monthly
|| x 90 days = 31,500
to 36,000 quarterly
x 30 days = 10,500 to 12,000 monthly
Aqua offers appointments to its residential customers
for an experienced High-Consumption Inspector to examine their properties
and help pinpoint sources of increased water usage. These
appointments are available Monday through Friday and involves no fee to
our customers. A Hi-C Inspection is generally made if the customer
received a high bill, claims no changes in daily routine and questions the
cause of increased water usage.
Common Residential Usage
||Water Running - 25 gal.
||Wet down, soap up, rinse
off - 4 gal.
||Tap Running - 10 gal.
||Wet brush, rinse briefly -
||Full - 50 gal.
||Minimal water level - 10
to 12 gal.
||Tap Running - 20 gal.
||Fill Basin - 1 gal.
||Tap Running - 30 gal.
||Wash & Rinse in
Dishpan or Sink - 5 gal.
||Full Cycle - 16 gal.
||Short Cycle - 7 gal.
||Tap Running - 2 gal.
||Fill Basin - 1 gal.
||Depending on Tank Size - 5
to 7 gal.
||Using Tank Displacement
bottom - 4 to 6 gal.
Water Saver Toilets - 2 to 3 gal.
||Full Cycle, Top Water
Level - 60 gal.
||Short Cycle, Minimal Water
Level - 27 gal.
||Average Hose - 10 gal. per
||Lowest Priority -
||80 gallons per 3 minutes
or 27 gallons per minute
Tips for saving water now and
throughout the year
Water is a precious resource. Itís
important for all of us to save water throughout the year, but especially
during dry spells.
- A leaking water fixture can waste 200 gallons each day. Low-flow
showerheads use 40% to 50% less water than conventional fixtures.
- Use a toilet tank dye tablet to discover silent and costly tank
leaks. Fix the leak
or install a low-flow toilet to save 20% to 50%
of water used by conventional methods.
- In-sink garbage disposals use a great deal of water and add
unnecessary solids to the sewer or septic system. Vegetable waste
can be added to a compost pile to benefit your garden.
- A short shower saves 5 to 7 gallons per minute and uses 1/3 the
amount of water a bath takes. Filling the bathtub halfway saves 10
to 15 gallons.
For more information, please call the Montgomery County Health Department