The average American household uses around 300 gallons of water a day, 70% (or 210 gallons) of which is used indoors. A 2016 study by the Water Research Foundation revealed that toilet usage alone makes up 24% (or 50.4 gallons) of a household’s daily water consumption. In addition, the average American spends roughly eight minutes in the shower a day, using around 17.2 gallons each time.
The numbers are clear: the bathroom racks up the most water consumption in a household.
Water Conservation Made Easy
It might seem challenging to cut back on water usage, especially if you’ve gotten used to high water consumption. The good news is that the changes don’t have to be drastic. To help you get started, here are three bathroom features you can tweak.
A faucet can run as much as three gallons of water per minute. It might be a small number, but it definitely adds up. To reduce this amount, you can install a low-flow faucet aerator for as little as $1. In doing so, you can reduce your faucet water consumption by around 1,400 gallons annually!
Long, hot showers are always refreshing, but you might want to consider switching to low-flow showerheads that can help you save an estimated two to six gallons of water per shower.
Stop flushing money down the drain and make the switch to a low-pressure flush toilet. Pressure-assist toilets use as little as a gallon per flush compared to older models that use up as much as seven gallons per flush!
Make Every Drop Count
At DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen, we make sure to address all your needs and requirements. We specialize in the small bathroom remodeling and other renovation projects so you can enjoy long showers without guilt. Visit our locations page to find the DreamMaker closest to your home.