1700 Beaver Grade Rd Ste. 200 Moon Township, PA 15108 • 412-264-4300 • Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM


Inside the House
                                                                 


ACTIVITY

STANDARD METHOD GALLONS USED

WATER SAVING METHOD GALLONS USED
Toilet
flushing
5-7
gallons per flush
I 1/2 –
3 1/2 gallons per flush
Shower
(water running)
7- 10
gallons per minute
2- 4
gallons per minute
Bath
(full tub)
36- 50
gallons (conventional)
30-40
gallons (conventional)
Laundry
Machine(full load)
As much
as 60 gallons (top loader)

As much as 42 gallons (top loader)
Approximately 25 gallons (front loader)

Dishwasher
15
gallons normal load
7 1/2-
10 gallons normal load

Dishwashing by Hand
30
gallons tap running
10- 20
gallons w/ stopper in sink
Shaving 20
gallons tap running
I -2
gallons water in sink
Brushing
Teeth
10
gallons tap running
I -2
pints water in cup or glass
Washing
Hands
2
gallons tap running
I -2
gallons tap running

During hot, dry
conditions, general water consumption for bathing, laundry,
and overall water usage increases.


ACTIVITY / PER PERSON ONE TIME EACH DAY

GALLONS USED
(no water saving devices)

COMMENTS
BATH 36-50 GAL  
SHOWER
(WATER RUNNING)
7-10 GAL.
PER MINUTE.

  • The avg. shower = 12 to 15 min.; a 15 min.
    shower = up to 150 gallons.
  • Many people take longer than 15 min. showers.
  • Often, during the hot weather we shower more
    than one time per day.

LAUNDRY 60 GAL. (Top
Loader – Full Load)

  • We wear many more washable fabrics in the hot
    weather.
  • We dry clean more in the cold months.
  • We change our clothing more often in the hot
    months.


Outside the House
                                                                     

During dry
conditions, customers generally water lawns and gardens more
frequently. Also, usage due to washing cars, home
maintenance, pools or playing in sprinklers, and general
outside activities increases.

HOSE
SIZE
LBS.
PRESSURE PER SQ. INCH
TIME
GALLONS USED
1/2 inch
60 1 hour 630
5/8 inch 60 1 hour 1,020
3/4 inch 60 1 hour 1,860

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