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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.

What does 40 gallons per person per day look like over the course of a month?

Find your average winter consumption as listed on your bill.

See how that consumption compares to the efficiency targets in the chart:

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

There are things you can do to become more efficient, including doing an indoor self-audit to check for leaks and fixing any you find. Taking shorter showers also is an option!