Sunday, May 7, 2017

How Much Water Does An Average Person Use At Home Per Day?

According to data on water consumption in the world provided by the United Nation, there is 10% of freshwater dedicated for domestic use. On average, an American resident uses about 80-100 gallons of water per day, compare to a European resident who uses about 50 gallons of water per day, follow by a shocking 2 to 5 gallons of water per day for a resident of sub-Saharan Africa. United States is the country with the most water consumption in the world.

Below is an estimate of water used by an average American.

  • Bath - runs on the average of 36 gallons per full tub. 
  • Shower - old shower uses 5 gallons of water per minute use. With water-saving shower head, the number is approximately 2 gallons per minute. The average shower time in the US is 8.2 minutes. 
  • Teeth brushing - less than 1 gallon with newer faucets use 1 gallon per minute, compare to 2 gallons on older one. 
  • Hands/Face washing - 1 gallon 
  • Face/leg shaving - 1 gallon 
  • Dishwasher - 6 to 16 gallons depends on your dishwashers. Older model used 16 gallons per cycle wash. 
  • Dishwashing by hands - 8 to 27 gallons depends on how efficient you are and the kind of faucets you use. 
  • Clothes washer - 25 gallons per load for newer models. 40 gallons for older ones.
  • Toilet flush - average 3 gallons per flush. Most new ones use 1.6 per flush compare to 4 gallons for older toilets. 
  • Glasses of water you drank - recommended half a gallon per day, not counting your pets and water use for cooking. 
  • Outdoor watering - 2 gallons per minute. 
Do you agree with this list? If not, how much water do you think you use at home on a daily basis? Make your own list and compare it with your circle of friends! 

A visual image of how much water an average American use at home per day

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