8.2 : Residential Sector Water Consumption




8.2.2 1999 Single-Family Home Daily Water Consumption by End Use (Gallons per Capita) (1)
Average gallons Total Use
Fixture/End Use per capita per day Percent
Toilet 18.5 18.3%
Clothes Washer 15 14.9%
Shower 11.6 11.5%
Faucet 10.9 10.8%
Other Domestic 1.6 1.6%
Bath 1.2 1.2%
Dishwasher 1 1.0%
Leaks 9.5 9.4%
Outdoor Use (2) 31.7 31.4%
Total (2) 101 100%
Note(s): 1) Based analysis of 1,188 single-family homes at 12 study locations. 2) Total Water use derived from USGS. Outdoor use is the difference between total and indoor uses.









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