Compute Your Use and See How Much YOU Can Save

Unlike typical water use calculators, this calculator is designed to give you two key pieces of information:
1) How much water you are currently consuming on a daily basis
2) How much water you could be saving with more efficient fixtures and appliances
 
You may be surprised to see how quickly the gallons add up...and how easy it is to reduce your use!
Check out the WATER CONSERVATION CALCULATOR!

Instructions
  • Click each button to provide input on your current water use.
  • Base responses on YOUR personal habits, assuming you are home all day.
  • You can revisit or change your answers at any time.
  • Current use and potential savings will display separately for each fixture/appliance, along with cumulative totals at the top and bottom.
  • Click the INDIVIDUAL TOTAL and HOUSEHOLD TOTAL buttons to see water use for all fixtures/appliances combined.
  • To start over, click 'Clear' on the top right.
Household

How many people are in your household?

Please select fixture/appliance








Household
Toilet

What type of toilet do you have?
Look for a stamp behind the seat or in the tank, or choose by approximate date.

On average, how many TIMES a day do YOU flush the toilet?
The typical person flushes the toilet approximately 5 times a day.

Continue to next fixture/appliance



Household
Shower

What type of showerhead do you have?
Look for an etching on the showerhead itself or choose by approximate date.

On average, how many MINUTES a day do YOU use the shower?
The typical person uses the shower approximately 5-10 minutes a day.


Household
Bath

On average, how many baths do YOU take EACH WEEK?

On average, how many baths are taken by OTHERS in the home EACH WEEK?

Continue to next fixture/appliance



Household
Bathroom Faucet

What type of bathroom faucet do you have?
Look for an etching on the outflow piece or choose by approximate date.

On average, how many MINUTES a day do YOU use the bathroom faucet?
The typical person uses the bathroom faucet approximately 4-8 minutes a day.

Continue to next fixture/appliance



Household
Kitchen Faucet

What type of kitchen faucet do you have?
Look for an etching on the outflow piece or choose by approximate date.

On average, how many MINUTES a day do YOU use the kitchen faucet?
The typical person uses the kitchen faucet approximately 5-10 minutes a day.

Continue to next fixture/appliance



Household
Dishwasher

What type of dishwasher is in the home?
Look for manufacturer's label or choose by approximate date.

On average, how many TIMES is the dishwasher run EACH WEEK?
A typical household runs the dishwasher approximately once per person per week.

Continue to next fixture/appliance




Clothes Washer

What type of clothes washer is in the home?
Look for manufacturer's label or choose by approximate date.

On average, how many LOADS of laundry are washed EACH WEEK?
A typical household uses the clothes washer approximately 1-2 loads per person per week.

Continue to next fixture/appliance



Household
Lawn Watering

Approximately how big is your property (lot size)?

On average, how many TIMES is the lawn/landscape watered EACH WEEK?


YOUR Total Daily Use & Savings
Fixture/Appliance
Your Use
(gallons)
Efficient Use
(gallons)
Total HOUSEHOLD Daily Use & Savings
Fixture/Appliance
Household Use
(gallons)
Efficient Use
(gallons)

Shower & Bath
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Bathroom Faucet
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Toilet
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Kitchen Faucet
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Dishwasher
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Clothes Washer
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Lawn Watering
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How did we calculate the efficient use?

INDOOR - We used the following numbers:

Clothes washer 16 gals/load
Dishwasher 6.0 gals/load
Faucet aerators 1.0 gals/minute
Toilet 1.28 gals/flush
Showerhead 1.5 gals/minute
Baths Substituted by a shower
(1.5 gal/min showerhead)


Flow ratings (gallons per minute) for showerheads and faucets/aerators are based on maximum possible flow, although most people do not routinely turn the water on all the way. For general estimation purposes, our calculator uses the full flow-rated number.

OUTDOOR - We assumed a 40% reduction in your current lawn watering use based on the benefits of applying Florida-friendly landscaping principles, drought tolerant plants and high-efficiency irrigation sprinklers. Depending on plant species and irrigation technology, your savings could be as high as 90%!

Calculations for current lawn watering amounts are based on the following assumptions: 5 irrigation zones per typical quarter-acre, 30 minutes per zone, 15 gallons per minute.

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  • Florida-Friendly Landscaping
    Almost half of all water consumed by South Floridians is used for irrigation. By following some simple and easy landscaping principles, you can reduce your outdoor water use, too. Find out how or visit another of our partner organizations at www.floridayards.org

  • Other ways to save water
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Find Efficient Fixtures
To reduce your use inside the home, check logo for EPA WaterSensethe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) WaterSense Web site for product information on efficient fixtures and appliances. The South Florida Water Management District is an EPA WaterSense program partner.

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