Straight from the Tap

Why You Should Know Your Water Usage

01/08/2019

It’s easy to take for granted how simple it is for us to access clean, safe water. We take a shower, brush our teeth, and fill a glass - all by just turning on the tap. Water is an important part of our daily lives and we use it for a wide variety of purposes, but do we really understand how much we use?

By understanding how you use water in your home every day, you can start finding ways to conserve water and take control of costs.

Using data from the Water Research Foundation, the image below shows exactly how much water an average Cleveland household uses and how that translates to your bill.

For example, toilet flushing is the largest indoor water use for most families. But by replacing old, inefficient toilets with newer models, the average family can reduce water used for toilets by 20 to 60%—that's nearly 13,000 gallons of water savings for your home every year!

To know exactly how much water your home uses, sign up for the Cleveland Water web portal. Once you create an account, you're enabled to view your actual water usage by the day or even by the hour. Knowing how much water you use, as well as when you use it, is an essential step in saving water and therefore costs.

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