Water Consumption Calculator 
To estimate the amount of water your household consumes, just fill out the form below and press the Calculate button.
You can also use this form to see where you can reduce your water consumption by limiting shower times, installing new water fixtures, and reducing the number of laundry & dishwasher loads. On average, most households in the Raleigh service area use approximately 200 gallons per day.
If you would like more information regarding specific usage values for household water fixtures & appliances, go to www.h2ouse.org and take the 'Home Tour'. 

Number Of People In Residence 

Bathroom Water Use 
Daily Showers In The Residence 

Average Shower Time In Minutes 

Shower Head Flow Rate (3.8 std. 1.6 res.) 

Total Weekly Baths In Residence 

Toilet Water Use 
Average Number Of Flushes Daily Per Person 

Gallons Per Flush (5 std. 1.6 res.) 

Faucet Water Use 
Average Number Of Times Each Person Uses Faucet Daily 

How Many Minutes Each Use 

Dishwashing Water Use 
How Many Times Are Dishes Washed By Hand Daily 

How Many Minutes Each Use 

How Many Dishwasher Loads Each Week 

Gallons Per Dishwasher Load 

Laundry Water Use 
How Many Loads Of Laundry Each Week 

How Many Gallons Each Load 

Lawn Water Use 
How Many Times Is The Lawn Watered Each Week 

For How Many Minutes Each Time 

How Many Minutes For Other Outdoor Use Each Week 



Calculated Results 
Bathroom 
gallons 
Lawn Watering 
gallons 
Toilets 
gallons 
Other Outdoor Uses 
gallons 
Faucets 
gallons 
Laundry 
gallons 
Dishwasher 
gallons 
Hand Washing Dishes 
gallons 
COMPARISON BETWEEN YOUR HOUSEHOLD AND
THE DWA AVERAGE* HOUSEHOLD 




Your House 
DWA
Average 
Interior per capita gallons per day 

135 
Exterior per capita gallons per day 

72 

Total Per Capita Gallons Of Water Used 

Per Day 
Per Month 
Per Year 
Your Household 



DWA Average 




Comments 


* Based on the Desert Water Agency 2002 public data. 