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05-02-2012, 07:18 PM
 Location: Charlotte, NC 2,352 posts, read 4,026,051 times Reputation: 3035

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 Originally Posted by Jeff in Indian Land Where's that statistic come from ? If 4 people each flush the toilet 3 times a day, that alone is close to 400 gallons. What about baths / showers, laundry, dish washing, cooking, watering the lawn, washing the cars, etc. ?
That's what I was thinking! A quick google shows the *daily* pp average in Charlotte is close to 100 gallons! So I think Inorite meant 4 people would use 400 gallons a day, not month.

Dang, now that's a LOT of water!

05-02-2012, 08:38 PM
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 Originally Posted by Inorite The average household of 4 people use 400 gallons of water a month. This is for a two month period. That would still be 9 x more than the use of an average household for a two month period. What are they doing with this water? And is it more than one household stealing it? A tanker truck holds 9000 gallons of water..just a side note.
Not sure where you got 100 gallons per person per month....

According to this:
Water Consumption Calculator

average water consumption could be about 6,000 gallons per person for month...
even most conservative calculations show about 60 gallons per day per person (indoor only), which makes it 1,800 Gal/month per person indoor use only (no lawn).

05-02-2012, 08:54 PM
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 Originally Posted by SunnyKayak I was thinking it could be someone who runs a mobile car wash-detail truck.
A gasoline tank trailer holds (EDIT) 8500-9000 gallons, as a reference. A mobile detailer tank is maybe 200 gallons? So they'd need to be filling their tank many many times to hit 9K.

I'm a single guy who, although I don't waste water, I don't go to extreme measures to save it. I average less than 1500 gallons a month. There are numerous months where I don't go over the one 'unit", whatever it is, which is 750 gallons, IIRC.

Last edited by vmaxnc; 05-02-2012 at 09:03 PM..

05-02-2012, 09:10 PM
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 Originally Posted by 28173 Not sure where you got 100 gallons per person per month.... According to this: Water Consumption Calculator average water consumption could be about 6,000 gallons per person for month... even most conservative calculations show about 60 gallons per day per person (indoor only), which makes it 1,800 Gal/month per person indoor use only (no lawn).
That chart shows 137 gallons a day for one person, assuming one load of laundry and dishes every day, plus 25 minutes of other water use. Who does that much laundry and and dishes, and runs the water for 25 minuutes?? Even at those exaggerated numbers that's only 4100 gallons a month indoor use. And who waters every day?
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