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Water Pathway Fast Facts

How much water does it take? https://water.usgs.gov/edu/activity-percapita.php

  • To take a bath: an average of 36 gallons each time
  • To flush a toilet: 1 to 4 gallons per flush, depending on the model
  • To brush your teeth: 1-2 gallons per minute if you are using water wise faucets
  • To hand-wash dishes: 1.5 to 2 gallons per minute if you are using water wise faucets
  • To run the dishwasher: 6 gallons each load for Energy Star models, older models up to 16 gallons
  • To wash clothes in the washing machine: 25-40 gallons each load depending on model
  • To water the lawn: 2 gallons per minute depending on force of your outdoor faucet

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