How Much Water I Use

I became curious today as to how much water I use in a day. So, I tried to calculate it. These are estimates only and don’t include a lot of things.

  • Showers @ 2.5 gallons per minute * 10 minutes = 25 gallons
  • Drinking @ 16 oz a glass * 6 glasses = 1.5 gallons
  • Toilet flushes @ 4 gallons per flush * 2 flushes = 8 gallons
  • Urinal flushes @ .4 gallons per flush * 4 flushes = 1.6 gallons

For a total of 36.1 gallons. Wow.

My shower says 3 gallons per minute max, and I don’t think I’m maxing it. And I have an older toilet that still uses a lot of water at home (5 gallons I think instead of <2 like the newer ones) and newer toilets at work (I think) so I took a weighted average.

2 Responses to “How Much Water I Use”


  1. 1 Ralp

    Interesting calculations. I think you may be overestimating your water consumption rate somewhat though, since you don’t have to count ALL those flushes. Because sometimes instead of using the toilet you evidently decide to take a shit in THIS BLOG!!! LMFAO
    FUKEN OWNED NUB

  2. 2 forgo

    That’s right it’s in this blog. I put it here to attract you. I know you love the smell. http://www.forgo.net/daily/2004/10/08/4038/

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