There are many tools available today that can help the average homeowner conserve water and save on their overall water bill. A water use calculator is a great tool that is often overlooked. When used correctly, a water use calculator can show you how much water you’re currently using in your day-to-day life.
Keep reading to learn more about water use calculators, including what they are and how they can be used to conserve water and reduce your water footprint.
What Is a Water Use Calculator?
A water use calculator can determine how much water your household uses per day, month, or even year. Each water use calculator might look a little different from each other, but each will generally require you to fill in the same information.
For example, most water use calculators will ask you how many showers are taken each day in your home, how many times your toilets are flushed per day, how often you do laundry and dishes, and so on. If you don’t know the exact number for any of the questions, be sure to take your best guess to ensure that the given results are as accurate as possible.
After completely filling in the calculator, it will determine your daily, monthly, and yearly water usage.
How a Water Use Calculator Can Help Conserve Water
We all know that water conservation is important, but we’re often not sure where we should start. A water use calculator provides great information to help you find the best starting spot.
By seeing how much water your home actually uses, you can begin to modify your water usage. For example, if your home uses more water for showers than you initially thought, you can cut back on the amount of time that you spend in the shower.
For many homes, the hardest part about conserving water is seeing how much water they actually use. Thanks to water use calculators, you can receive access to the information that you need in order to make sustainable changes to your overall water usage habits.
Benefits of Conserving Water
Improving your overall efforts to conserve water can provide your home and the environment with a number of different benefits, such as:
- Lower water bills
- Preserving the environment
- Protecting available drinking water
- Greater capacity for wastewater treatment facilities
- Reducing water scarcity
- Other social and economic benefits
Indiana American Water’s Commitment to High-Quality Water
Indiana American Water knows how important it is to ensure that each household has access to clean, high-quality water at all times. That’s why we’re dedicated to helping customers reduce their water footprint. For more information about any of our initiatives to save water or improve the quality of water in the state of Indiana, visit us here.