Every day the average American can splash, pour and flush between 40 and 130 gallons of water down the drain, while even more is used on farms and in factories. In the Clackamas River Water Providers service area, the average person uses 75 gallons of water each day, and a family of four typically consumes around 320 gallons per day. We use water to cook, take showers, clean and drink. The residential water use chart shows how a typical household uses water indoors.
There are a number of ways you can learn how to save water indoors whether it is through fixing leaky faucets or leaky toilets, to installing new low flow fixtures and appliances which can reduce your indoor water usage by up to 50%, to learning how to use your water meter to check for leaks.