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Message from Mayor Moore regarding COVID-19

WATER USAGE CHART

OUTSIDE

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.

 

The Average Daily Consumption increases as the number of gallons used per day often increases due to dry conditions and seasonal water usage.

HOSE SIZE

1/2 INCH 518 INCH 3/4 INCH

LBS.PRESSURE PER SQ INCH 60 60 60 TIME

1 HOUR 1 HOUR 1 HOUR

GALLONS USED

630

1,020

1,860

 

 

** WATER ACTIVITIES:

Toilet Flushing Per flush –  1 1/2 – 3 gallons

Shower per minute – 7 – 10 gallons

Bath (Full tub conventional) Whirlpool – 36 – 50 gallons

Laundry Machine (full load) top loader –  40 – 80 gallons

Dishwasher normal load – 60 gallons

Dish washing by hand tap running – 30 gallons

Shaving tap running – 

Brushing Teeth tap running

Washing Hands tap running


 

 

15 gallons  20 gallons 10 gallons 2 gallons

 

AVERAGE CONSUMPTION PER DAY PER PERSON = 70 GALLONS

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

THE AVER. SHOWER = 12 TO 15 MIN. A 15 MIN SHOWER = APPROX. 150 GAL. MANY PEOPLE TAKE LONGER THAN 15 MINUTE SHOWERS.OFTEN, DURING THE HOT WEATHER WE SHOWER MORE THAN ONE TIME PER DAY.