We take water for granted because when we want clean, fresh water, we simply turn on a faucet. ECWA customers use, on average, 230 gallons of water per household, per day – that’s almost 84,000 gallons each year – for an average quarterly water bill of $56.00.
Indoor water use is at its highest in bathrooms, followed by the laundry room and kitchen.
|Shower||5-10 gallons per minute|
|Tub Bath||30 gallons (full)|
|Toilet Flush||2-3 gallons|
|Brushing Teeth||2 gallons (tap running)|
|Hand Washing||2 gallons (tap running)|
|Shaving||4 gallons (tap running)|
|Dish Washing||20 gallons (tap running)|
|Dishwasher||12 gallons (full cycle)|
|Clothes Washer||30-60 gallons|
|Outdoor Watering||5-10 gallons per minute|
While there is an ample supply of water for all of its customers, the ECWA encourages everyone to be environmentally conscious and to practice water conservation. View tips for conserving water.