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Jan 04 2021Share

Calculate Your Water Use – Indoors and Out

By AMWUA Staff

We live in the desert, so water is precious. That is why we have embraced a conservation culture and understand the importance of living a water-efficient life. However, the amount of water we use every day may surprise you. And how do you know if you are using the right amount of water at home? 

Water Calculator - kitchenThe new AMWUA Water Use Calculator is here to help. Many things impact your household’s unique water use, and this new tool offers additional insight into how you use it throughout your home and in your yard by answering a few simple questions. Based on the answers you select, the calculator estimates how much water you need for optimal monthly water usage based on the specific information you provided.

The most crucial action you can take as a residential water consumer is to maintain a water-efficient home. Throughout the Water Use Calculator, there are helpful tips and useful links to increase your water efficiency and reduce the amount you are using every month.

Water use pie chartsAfter your information has been calculated, you will see through a series of printable charts that break down your water use monthly and throughout the year. It provides insight into where you use most of your water both inside your home and outdoors in your yard. From there, it will make it much easier for you to adjust your habits. You can also utilize all the excellent conservation information made available by the AMWUA cities to help with the common goal of using water wisely, day in and day out. Each city has dedicated conservation staff and rebatesresources, and programs tailored specifically to assist residents and businesses.

We are fortunate to have access to safe and reliable water supplies every day. Once it arrives at our homes, it’s our responsibility to use it carefully and efficiently because, in the end, every drop counts, especially here in the desert.


For over 50 years, the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association has worked to protect our member cities’ ability to provide assured, safe, and sustainable water supplies to their communities. For more information, visit www.amwua.org.

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