Water Use Calculator

 Instructions Click each button to provide input on your current water use. Base responses on YOUR personal habits, assuming you are home all day. You can revisit or change your answers at any time. Current use and potential savings will display separately for each fixture/appliance, along with cumulative totals at the top and bottom. Click the INDIVIDUAL TOTAL and HOUSEHOLD TOTAL buttons to see water use for all fixtures/appliances combined. To start over, click 'Clear' on the top right. How many people are in your household? Select number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

 Toilet What type of toilet do you have? Look for a stamp behind the seat or in the tank, or choose by approximate date. Select type 5.00 gals/flush (Pre 1980) 3.50 gals/flush (Pre 1994) 1.60 gals/flush (Post 1994) 1.28 gals/flush (Low Flow) 1.00 gals/flush (Ultra Low Flow) I don't know, but it looks old I don't know, but it's not so old None On average, how many TIMES a day do YOU flush the toilet? The typical person flushes the toilet approximately 5 times a day. Select number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 I don't know Continue to next fixture/appliance

 Shower What type of showerhead do you have?Look for an etching on the showerhead itself or choose by approximate date. Select type 3.00 gals/minute (Pre 1994) 2.50 gals/minute (Post 1994) 2.25 gals/minute (Low Flow) 1.50 gals/minute (Ultra Low Flow) 1.20 gals/minute (Super Low Flow) I don't know None On average, how many MINUTES a day do YOU use the shower?The typical person uses the shower approximately 5-10 minutes a day. Select number 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 More than 20 I don't know None Bath On average, how many baths do YOU take EACH WEEK? Select number 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 I don't know On average, how many baths are taken by OTHERS in the home EACH WEEK? Select number 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 I don't know Continue to next fixture/appliance

 Bathroom Faucet What type of bathroom faucet do you have? Look for an etching on the outflow piece or choose by approximate date. Select type 2.75 gals/min (Pre 1994) 2.50 gals/min (Post 1994) 2.20 gals/min (Commonly sold today) 1.50 gals/min (Low Flow) 1.00 gals/min (Ultra Low Fow) 0.50 gals/min (Super Low Fow) I don't know None On average, how many MINUTES a day do YOU use the bathroom faucet? The typical person uses the bathroom faucet approximately 4-8 minutes a day. Select number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 I don't know None Continue to next fixture/appliance

 Kitchen Faucet What type of kitchen faucet do you have? Look for an etching on the outflow piece or choose by approximate date. Select type 2.75 gals/min (Pre 1994) 2.50 gals/min (Post 1994) 2.20 gals/min (Commonly sold today) 1.50 gals/min (Low Flow) 1.00 gals/min (Ultra Low Flow) 0.50 gals/min (Super Low Flow) I don't know None On average, how many MINUTES a day do YOU use the kitchen faucet? The typical person uses the kitchen faucet approximately 5-10 minutes a day. Select number 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 I don't know Continue to next fixture/appliance

 Dishwasher What type of dishwasher is in the home? Look for manufacturer's label or choose by approximate date. Select type 14.00 gals/load (1980-1990) 12.00 gals/load (1990-1995) 10.50 gals/load (Post 1995) 7.00 gals/load (Efficient) 6.00 gals/load (High Efficiency) I don't know None On average, how many TIMES is the dishwasher run EACH WEEK? A typical household runs the dishwasher approximately once per person per week. Select number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 I don't know None Continue to next fixture/appliance

 Lawn Watering On average, how many TIMES is the lawn/landscape watered EACH WEEK? Select number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 None How many minutes (including all of your sprinkler zones) do you irrigate? *

 YOUR Total Daily Use & Savings Fixture/Appliance Your Use(gallons) Efficient Use(gallons) Shower & Bath ? ? Bathroom Faucet ? ? Toilet ? ? Kitchen Faucet ? ? Dishwasher ? ? Clothes Washer ? ? Lawn Watering ? ?
 Total HOUSEHOLD Daily Use & Savings Fixture/Appliance Household Use(gallons) Efficient Use(gallons) Shower & Bath ? ? Bathroom Faucet ? ? Toilet ? ? Kitchen Faucet ? ? Dishwasher ? ? Clothes Washer ? ? Lawn Watering ? ?

 How did we calculate the efficient use?INDOOR - We used the following numbers: Clothes washer 16 gals/load Dishwasher 6.0 gals/load Faucet aerators 1.0 gals/minute Toilet 1.28 gals/flush Showerhead 1.5 gals/minute Baths Substituted by a shower(1.5 gal/min showerhead) Flow ratings (gallons per minute) for showerheads and faucets/aerators are based on maximum possible flow, although most people do not routinely turn the water on all the way. For general estimation purposes, our calculator uses the full flow-rated number. OUTDOOR - We assumed a 40% reduction in your current lawn watering use based on the benefits of applying Florida-friendly landscaping principles, drought tolerant plants and high-efficiency irrigation sprinklers. Depending on plant species and irrigation technology, your savings could be as high as 90%! * Calculations for current lawn watering amounts are based on the assumption that sprinklers use 15 gallons per minute of water for an average irrigation zone.

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Unlike typical water use calculators, this calculator is designed to give you two key pieces of information:

1. How much water you are currently consuming on a daily basis
2. How much water you could be saving with more efficient fixtures and appliances

You may be surprised to see how quickly the gallons add up…and how easy it is to reduce your use!

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