Turn the faucet on. Turn it off. Take a nice, long, hot shower. Don’t worry about filling the dishwasher or washing machine. It’s just water.  

Most of us don’t even think about how much water we use. So, to help you out, here is a guide on how much water the average household uses on selected items.




Full bathtub


36 gallons


3 gallons per flush 6-8 times/day

18-24 gallons/day


Ten-minute shower times two gallons a minute

20 gallons

Washing machine


15 gallons/load



4-10 gallons/load


Washing face, brushing teeth, etc.

2.5 gallons/day

Drinking water

8 glasses of 8 oz.

1 gallon/day

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