Home water use varies based on the number of occupants, habits, and the efficiency level of water using fixtures installed. Home water use also fluctuates seasonally based on the size and type of irrigated landscape, with outdoor use accounting for about 40 percent of total water use on average for single-family residences in Santa Rosa from May through October. To determine how efficient your water use is, check your water bill. Every bill provides information on the gallons per person per day used during the billing period.
Indoor water use can typically be met using no more than 50 gallons per person per day, with more efficient homes using as little as 25-30 gallons per person per day. For a family of four, average indoor use ranges from around 3,000 gallons to 6,000 gallons per month. Even if you aren’t sure about your usage per day, you can help us achieve our critical goal of reducing water use community-wide by 20%. Please visit our Water Smart Center at srcity.org/WaterSmart for a list of tips and rebates to help you eliminate water waste, reduce water use, and improve water use efficiency.