Home water use varies considerably depending on household size, water use practices, climate, type of plumbing fixtures and appliances, and a number of other factors. The two largest water users are toilets and washing machines.
Typical household water use by type:
•Clothes washer - 21.7%
•Shower - 15.9%
•Faucet - 16.7%
•Toilet - 26.7%
•Dishwasher - 1.4%
•Bath - 1.7%
•Leak - 13.7%
•Other - 2.2%
Ways You and Your Family Can Conserve Water and Money:
Check all water-using appliances, equipment and other devices for leaks. Running toilets, dripping faucets, home water treatment units and outdoor sprinkler systems are common sources of leaks.
Take short showers instead of baths.
Don't let the water run while shaving or brushing your teeth.
Before pouring water down the drain, consider other uses for it, such as watering a plant or garden.
Wash full loads of laundry whenever possible.
Operate dishwasher only when completely full.
Sweep driveways, sidewalks, and steps rather than hosing them off.
Install high efficiency plumbing fixtures and appliances.