Conservation Facts

  • A slow drip on a faucet can waste 3,280 gallons of water a year. That is equal to 165 bathtubs of water.
  • You use 5 gallons of water per minute when you shower. If you take a 10-minute shower, you use 50 gallons of water. A full bathtub uses only 36 gallons of water.
  • When you let the water run while you brush your teeth, 3 gallons of water go down the drain each minute.
  • Washing small loads in the dishwasher uses the same amount of water as washing full loads.
  • A running hose can use 8 gallons of water per minute. Make sure you have a shutoff nozzle on the end of your hose.
  • Do not use the toilet as a trash can. Every time you flush, you use 3 to 6 gallons of water.