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Are you efficient with your indoor water use?

Water used for bathing, cooking and flushing toilets is considered essential indoor water use and charged at the lowest rate.

But as with all water use, it’s better to use only what you need.

On average, Denver Water’s single-family residential customers use about 50 gallons per person per day inside the home. But our experts consider 40 gallons per person per day to be efficient indoor water use.

How does your family stack up?

First, find your average winter consumption listed on your bill.

Then, see how that consumption compares to the efficiency target of 40 gallons per person per day over the course of a month in this chart:

Water use efficiency target: 5 people = 6,100 gallons per month; 4 people = 4,880 gallons per month; 3 people = 3,660 gallons per month; 2 people = 2,440 gallons per month

Now is a great time to take steps to use water more efficiently inside your home. Do an indoor self-audit to check for leaks and fix any you find.

Taking shorter showers also will help!