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Residential Water Use

Combined water and sewer rate in New York City is: $9.27 per 100 cubic feet of water* (07/01/13-06/30/14)
National average indoor residential water use per day per person is: 60 - 70 gallons
50 - 75% of all residential water use occurs: In the bathroom
A standard (pre-1980) toilet uses: 4.5 - 7.0 gallons per flush
1980s vintage toilet (1980 - 1992) uses: 3.5 gallons per flush
A low-consumption toilet uses: 1.6 gallons per flush (or less)
High Efficiency Toilet (“HET”): 1.28 gallons per flush
Displacement bags save: 0.6 gallons per flush
Flush valve retrofit kits save: 1.0 - 1.5 gallons per flush
The average faucet uses: 0.5 - 5 gallons per minute
Faucet aerators reduce flow by: 1 gallon per minute
Standard showerheads use: 4 - 7 gallons per minute
Low-flow showerheads use: 2 gallons per minute (or less)
A compact washing machine uses: 32 gallons per load (13+ gals/cubic foot)
A standard domestic washing machine uses: 45 - 55 gallons per load (13+ gals/cubic foot)
Water-efficient washing machines use: 20 - 25 gallons per load (8.0 - 9.5 gals/cubic foot)
A dishwasher uses: 5 - 15 gallons per load

*There are 748 gallons per 100 cubic feet (HCF) of water

Reservoir Levels

Current: 97.4%

Normal: 88.9%