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Covid-19

In order to follow the the advice of the CDC, WHO and state and local agencies, the City of Irondale encourages you to do as much city business online as is possible, including making payments and completing forms/applications.

Message from Mayor Moore regarding COVID-19

Water Usage Statistics

OUTSIDE WATER ACTIVITIES:

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    LBS.PRESSURE      TIME      GALLONS USED

1/2 INCH                60 lbs                     1 HOUR                         630

518 INCH                60 lbs                    1 HOUR                        1,020

3/4 INCH                60 lbs                     1 HOUR                       1,860

 

INSIDE WATER ACTIVITIES:

  • Toilet Flushing  Per flush  = 1.5 – 3 gallons
  • Shower per minute = 7 – 10 gallons 
  • Bath (Full tub conventional) = 36 – 50 gallons
  • Whirlpool =  40 – 80 gallons
  • Laundry Machine (full load) top loader = 60 gallons
  • Dishwasher normal load = 15 gallons
  • Dish washing by hand tap running = 30 gallons 
  • Shaving tap running = 20 gallons
  • Brushing Teeth tap running =   10 gallons
  • Washing Hands tap running =  2 gallons

AVERAGE WATER CONSUMPTION PER DAY PER PERSON = 70 GALLONS
During hot, dry conditions, general water consumption for bathing, laundry, and overall water usage increases.

The average shower is 12 to 15 minutes.  A 15 minute shower uses approximately 150 gallons of water.  Many people take longer than 15 minute showers.  Often, during the hot weather we shower more than one time per day.