How many gallons of water, or HCF, does a typical family use in a month?

Your usage depends on the number of people in your household and your lifestyle. Refer to our rates for estimated usage by household size.



Also consider your lifestyle: You will use more water compared to a household with the same number of people if:

  • You take more showers or baths
  • You take longer showers or baths
  • You do outside watering or fill a pool
  • You do more loads of wash
  • You do more dishwasher loads
  • You have more company
  • Your family includes a teenager or a baby
  • Your appliances and toilets are older and less efficient
  • You have not installed low flow shower heads or taken other conservation measures
  • You have internal plumbing leaks that have not been fixed