Drinking Water Knowledge Challenge
Take the 7-Day Drinking Water Knowledge Challenge to find out how much you really use in week and how you stack up to the Tampa average.
First, give everyone in your household a 100 gallon per day allowance.
Next, multiple the number of people in your household by 100. Multiple that result by 7. This gives you a target volume of household water for the challenge.
Example: A three person household would have a target of 2,100 gallons (3 people x 100 gallons x 7 days).
Start the challenge by recording your water meter reading before going to bed Saturday night (see How to Read Your Meter). End the challenge by rereading your meter just before bed the following Saturday.
Convert your meter readings to gallons
Subtract the ending meter reading from the starting meter reading to find your water use in cubic feet. Each cubic foot equals 7.48 gallons. Multiple the change in cubic feet recorded by your meter by 7.48 to calculate the number of gallons used.
Example: If starting reading was 007640 and ending reading was 007951, then water used in cubic feet is 311. This converts to 2,326 gallons (311 x 7.48).
How did you do?
(page last reviewed: 11/22/13)