Borough of Baden
149 State Street
Baden, PA 15005

Down The Drain

Where does all the water go? How can my family use 15,000 gallons of water in three months? Well here’s where it goes. According to studies done by the U.S. Department of the Interior Geological Survey each person uses about 80-100 gal­lons of water per day.

Typical Water Use

BathA full tub is about 36 gallons
Shower2 gallons per minute. Old shower heads use as much as 5 gallons per minute.
Brushing TeethLess than 1 gallon, especially if water is turned off while brushing. Newer bath faucets use about 1 gallon per minute, whereas older models use over 2 gallons.
Hands/Face Washing1 gallon
Face/Leg Shaving1 gallon
Dishwasher4 to 10 gallons/load, depending of efficiency of dishwasher
Dishwashing by Hand20 gallons. Newer kitchen faucets use about 2.2 gallons per minute, whereas older faucets use more.
Clothes Washer25 gallons/load for newer washers. Older models use about 40 gallons per load.
Toilet flush2 gallons. Most all new toilets use 1.6 gallons per flush, but many older toilets use about 4 gallons.
Glasses of Water Drunk8 oz. per glass (did you remember to drink your 8 glasses of water today?)
Outdoor Watering5 to 10 gallons per minute
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