How much water do you use when you take a shower? Wash a load of
clothes? Flush a toilet? Even brush your teeth? One important
measure of water use is how much water one person uses in one
day, or per-capita water use (per
is Latin for by and
capita is Latin for
head). The number is usually
gallons of water used per person per day.
Fill in this form to get a rough estimate of how much water you
use inside your home on a typical day.
To make things consistent, let's assume it's a rainy and cold
Saturday and you stay home all day. Think of the activities you
do that use water: taking a shower, brushing your teeth, maybe
washing dishes and clothes, etc. In the form below, fill in the
boxes with your water-use activities, choose the
submit button, and we'll give you
an estimate of how many gallons of water you used.
NOTE: This survey is very general and won't take into account if
you have water-conserving equipment in your house in our
results; this exercise just to give you a quick idea of your
water use. There are some other Web sites that will give you a
more detailed and accurate estimate of your per-capita water