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Water Conservation Chart

Water Use
Water Amounts
(No Conservation)
Conservation Methods
Water Amounts
(With Conservation)
~ 5 gallons/minute or 25 gallons for 5 minutes
install low flow shower head; wet & soap, rinse off
~ 5-10 gallons for quick shower

flushing toilet

~ 5 gallons/flush
use tank displacement. flush less frequently
~ 203 gallons/flush
brushing teeth
~ 2 gallons (water running)
use glass to wet brush and rinse
1 pint
washing hands
~ 2 gallons (water running)
wet hands, turn off water, lather, rinse
1 quart
washing clothes
~ 40 gallons/load (top water level)
use minimum water level
25 gallons
washing dishes
~ 30 gallons/load (full cycle)
wash, rinse in tub
5 gallons
~ 20 gallons/load (full cycle)
use short cycle
7 gallons
outdoor washing
~ 8 gallons/minute
water less, use xeriscape techniques, water betwen 8 pm and 6 am

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