Bangor Water District

Many customers ask the question:

“How much water does
the average person
use each day?”

     The answer to this question requires a definition of the “average person”.
     In general, per capita water use ranges from about 40 to 80 gallons per day (gpd).
     Other household uses, such as washing cars, sidewalks, driveways, watering lawns and gardens will increase consumption.
     Although consumption can vary significantly, according to the 1998 Residential Water Use Summary commissioned by the American Water Works Association, the average per capita use for a single family home is 74 gallons per day.


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Last modified: September 30, 2016