Environment Counts | Household water use down 22% since 1999 in North America :
The Water Research Foundation has released a new report Residential End Uses of Water, Version 2 (REU2016). It updates and compares residential water use with the first report REU1999. In REU2016, about 1,000 single-family residential accounts were randomly selected from each of 23 study sites in the U.S. and Canada.
The results indicate that the average per household daily water use has decreased 22 percent, from 177 gallons per household (gphd) in 1999 to 138 gphd in 2016. The improved water efficiency of clothes washers and toilets accounts for most of the decreases in indoor water use. Residential End Uses of Water, Version 2