Text Box: Water usage varies from individual to individual.  Cooking can require 1-2 gallons of water, a sink faucet runs  2 to 3 gallons per minute and an outside faucet runs 3 to 5 gallons a minute.
Text Box: HOW MUCH WATER DOES EACH APPLICANCE USE?

Clothes Washing Machine	25-50 gallons per load

Handwashing dishes		10-20 gallons

Dish Washing Machine		12-20 gallons per load

Bathtub					20-40 gallons per use

Shower	(3-5 gallons per minutes) 25-50 gallons

Toilet 					3-5 gallons

Garden Hose (5/8 hose)	3-5 gallons per minutes
						90-150 gallons in a 30 minute 						period	

Faucet					2-3 gallons per minute	

Figures supplied by St. Louis County Water