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Old 12-13-02, 10:50 AM
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Home water use

Does anyone out there know the average daily water use (gallons per day) for a family of four?
 
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Old 12-13-02, 11:54 AM
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Check your water bill.
 
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Old 12-13-02, 01:15 PM
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Home water use

digreg,
For purposes of sizing pumps for wells, etc., we use a figure of 75 gallons per day per person.
Best regards,
Ron Peeks
R.L. Peeks pump Sales
www.peekspump.com
 
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Old 12-14-02, 06:46 AM
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Thanks for the help. It confirmed my view that the water bill is too high.
 
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Old 12-14-02, 07:05 AM
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Now to figure out why. First thing to rule out (or find) is a leak. Do any of the faucets drip? (If so, fix them.) Shut off all of the faucets and bibbs inside and outside the house. Open the cover on the meter and see if the little dial is still spinning. If it is, that shows that water is still flowing through the meter. Do you have a shut off valve at the house? If so, close that and recheck the meter. If the dial is still spinning, your leak is probably between the meter and the house. (Or it may be that your shutoff valve is faulty and the leak is past it someplace.)

Let us know how you are progressing and what you are finding.
 
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Old 12-14-02, 06:20 PM
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For my little family of four we average about 3800 or so gallons a month...
 
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Old 12-14-02, 08:39 PM
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Ron, Ragnar, Pumpman -- I'm fairly certain that digreg's water bill will be shown in units of "ccf" (100 cu. ft.) -- I know mine is. Anybody care to figure out how many gallons there are in one 'ccf' so we can all get on the same page? (And don't ask me how many 'ccf's' I use each month -- that is my wife's dept. I just know that if there is a problem, I'm gonna hear about it!)
 
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Old 12-14-02, 08:50 PM
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Well, there are 748 gallons in 1ccf, but my bill is in gallons per month... just straight gallons of usage... so I dont know why you are fairly CERTAIN that his is in ccf, but I assume you must consult with Ms. Cleo on a regular basis...
 
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Old 12-16-02, 06:41 AM
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Your city's engineering department typically projects 60-90
gallons per person per day when they're sizing the water mains for development.

Now, that's average. Expect to use 1.5 to 2 times that during the summer when you're watering your lawn.

Other factors like leakage (that's called unaccounted for water by the engineers, what a dumb term) will influence this.
 
 

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