Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner's Office Water Conservation Calculator Oakland County, Michigan

Enter
information into the form below and press the "Calculate" button to calculate
your daily, monthly, and yearly water use in gallons. You do not need
to answer questions if they do not apply.

General
Questions

1. Total number of people in your household. (Required)

Bathroom

1. How many showers are taken each day in your household?

2.
What is the average length (in minutes) of each shower? Enter 6.3 if you are unsure.

3. What is the flow rate (gallons per minute) of your showerhead? Enter 5 for standard showerhead; 2 for low flow.

4.
Total number of baths taken each week by members of your household.

Toilets

1. Average number of times each person flushes a toilet in your house per day. Enter 4 if you are unsure.

2.
How many gallons does your toilet use per flush? Enter 5 if you have a standard toilet; 1.6 if you have a low volume toilet.

Faucets

1.
How many times each day does each household member use faucets to shave, brush teeth, and wash hands and face?

2.
How many minutes does the water run during each use?

Washing Dishes

1. How many times are dishes washed by hand each day?

2.
How many minutes does the water run during each wash?

3. If you have a dishwasher, how many times is it used each week?

4.
The average dishwasher uses 15 gallons of water per load, change this number if yours is different.

Laundry

1. How many loads of laundry are done by members of your household each week?

2.
The average washing machine uses 55 gallons of water per load, change this number if yours is different.

Lawn
Watering & Other Uses

1. How many times is your lawn watered each week?

2. How many minutes is the lawn watered per watering?

3.
Water is also used outdoors to wash cars, fill pools, rinse outdoor furniture and clean equipment. Estimate the average number of minutes water is used outdoors for purposes other than watering each week.

Press the Calculate button to compute your overall water use.

Results

Per Capita Daily Water Use in Your Household
(gallons)

Bathroom

Lawn
Watering

Toilets

Other
Outdoor Uses

Faucets

Laundry

Dishwasher

Hand Washing
Dishes

Comparison
Between Your Household and the Average* County Household

Your
House

Oakland County Average*

Interior
per capita gallons per day

92

Exterior
per capita gallons per day

133

Total
Per Capita Gallons of Water Used in the House

Per
Day

Per
Month

Per
Year

Your Household

Oakland County Average*

Summary:

*Based on Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner's Office data.