Water Fun Facts
• 2/3 of the water you use at home is in the bathroom.
• It takes 30 - 40 gallons of water to fill a bathtub.
• A 5-minute shower uses 25 - 50 gallons of water.
• Brushing your teeth for 2 minutes while running water takes 6 gallons.
• A typical household uses about 100 gallons of water per day per person.
• You can drink more than 4,000 glasses of tap water for the same cost as a 6-pack of soda.
• Families turn on water faucets about 70 times a day.
• Washing a load of clothes uses about 50 gallons of water.
• It takes 10 -15 gallons of water to wash dishes by hand.
• 9 to 12 gallons of water are used in a dishwasher.
• The average cost for water supplied to a home in the U.S. is about $2.00 for 1,000 gallons, which equals about 5 gallons for a penny.
• Refilling a half-liter water bottle 1,740 times with tap water is the equivalent cost of a 99 cent water bottle at a convenience store.
• Water expands by 9% when it freezes.
• It takes 100,000 gallons of water to manufacture one automobile.
• A cow must drink 4 gallons of water to make 1 gallon of milk.
• It takes 50 glasses of water to grow enough oranges to make one glass of orange juice.
• Ten inches of melted snow equals about one inch of water.
• 122 gallons of water are needed to produce one loaf of bread.
• It takes 2,500 gallons of water to produce one pound of beef.
• You can live about one month without food; but only a few days without water.
• 75% of all rain and snow fall directly back into the ocean and other bodies of water without touching land.
• It takes 6 gallons of water to produce one serving of french fries.
• It takes 10 gallons of water to make one serving of soda.
• About 3/4 of a human body is water.
• Growing a day's food for 1 adult takes about 1,700 gallons of water.
• About 9 gallons of water are used to process one can of fruit.
• Making a hamburger, fries, and soda uses 1500 gallons of water (raise potatoes, grain, and cattle).
• Over 42,000 gallons of water are needed to grow and prepare the food for a typical Thanksgiving dinner for eight. This is enough water to fill a 30' by 50' swimming pool.
• Watermelon is 93% water.
• Tomatoes are 90% water.
• Potatoes are 80% water.
• Ear of corn is 70% water.

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1. What is a unit of water?
2. Why is my consumption so high?
3. Can I change the name on the bill so the tenants receive the utility bill?
4. How can the water meter tell me if I have a leak?
5. How do I determine if I have a toilet leak?
6. My toilet isn't leaking, where else could it be coming from?
7. Why is my water cloudy and then clears up after I run it for a while?
8. What can I do to improve water pressure?
9. I'm installing a water softener, how hard is the water and how much iron is in our water?
10. How are utilities billed?
11. How is my sewer rate determined?
12. My bill shows a credit. How do I get that back?
13. What if I did not receive my bill in the mail or by e-mail?
14. How do I dispute a bill amount?
15. Why is my bill estimated?
16. What can I do if my bill was estimated or is not correct?
17. I am going south for the winter; do I still need to pay my water bill?
18. Does the City issue an adjustment for leaks?
19. Delinquent Utilities
20. Is there an auto payment system? (pay-by-phone?)
21. Water Fun Facts