- Taking a shower for 10 minutes with a regular shower head uses 50 gallons of water and costs $0.14.
- Taking a shower for 10 minutes with a water saving showerhead uses 20 gallons of water and costs $0.08.
- Flushing the toilet with a regular flush uses 6 gallons of water and costs $0.01.
- Flushing the toilet with a low-flow flushing toilet uses 1.6 gallons of water and costs less than 1c to use.
- Using a regular dishwasher uses 16 gallons of water and costs $0.06 to use.
- Using an Energy Star rated dishwasher uses 6 gallons of water and costs $0.02 to use.
- Taking a standard bath uses 36 gallons of water and costs $0.014.
- Outdoor water for 30 minutes uses 60 gallons and costs $0.24.
Save Money on Your Utility Bill with Smart Technology
Posted by June 14, 2018on
We are starting to see an increase in the uptake of smart technology in our homes. This is attractive to many homeowners because of the added convenience and to save money on utility bills. Many of us use far too much energy in our homes, and now we have the equipment to reduce that usage. One aspect that is less understood is the effect that smart technology can have on reducing our water usage. In this article, we will look at how you could save water, money and the environment all at the same time. Water Usage in the Average Household Across the U.S. there is a great variation in water use based upon location. For our purposes, we will use an average figure of 90 gallons of water usage per day. The average cost of tap water is $0.004 per gallon, and we will use this figure to calculate the cost of water use. A lot of this water is wasted and goes straight down the toilet for flushing. In fact, flushing and showering are the two activities in your home that use the most water. Activities such as using washing machines, dishwasher, and outdoor watering are far less wasteful. Here are some everyday activities and how much water they use.