Household Appliances that Use Water

When you want a glass of water, or need to wash your hands, you can access your water by just turning on a faucet; it’s as simple as that. This is probably why the average US household uses approximately 138 gallons of water per day!

Average Household Water Usage

While it’s easy to believe this is an exaggeration, think long and hard about how and when you use water throughout the day.

There are multiple ways that the average house uses water:

  • Flushing a toilet
  • Taking a shower or bath
  • Turning on a faucet for any reason
  • Running the washing machine
  • Running the dishwasher
  • Watering plants
  • Pets’ water usage

All of these things can lead to a lot of water usage in 24 hours. For example, a dishwasher uses approximately eight gallons of water per cycle. A washing machine? The most recent high-efficiency models will go through anywhere from 15-30 gallons per load; an older model will set you back 29-45 gallons per load!

Is There Any Way to Cut Back?

There is more than one way to cut back on water usage, but you won’t make progress until you have a plan in place for doing so.

Luckily, Kinetico water softeners and filters regenerate on demand. Regeneration is necessary for any water treatment system so that the system is clearing itself of all the contaminants within your water supply. Since Kinetico’s systems work on kinetics versus electricity, they do not rely on a timer that programs a regeneration regardless if water is being used. When regeneration is performed only when water is being used, or on demand, it can prove to be a much more efficient system for water usage.

Making minor changes can make a significant impact on how much water you use every day. For example, rather than take a 20-minute long shower, cut back to 10 minutes. Turn your faucet off while you brush your teeth. Inspect your home regularly to ensure there are no running toilets or any minor leaks. All these little habits can save you quite a bit of water throughout the month.

Here are some other things to consider:

  • Install a Kinetico water treatment system that regenerates on demand
  • Install water-efficient toilets (also known as low flow toilets)
  • Install high-efficiency showerheads
  • Use a dishwasher as opposed to washing dishes by hand
  • Upgrade your old appliances to those that are more water-efficient

In addition to watching your usage, making one or more of these changes can have a significant impact on how much water your house consumes. Subsequently, you’ll soon realize that your water bill is not nearly as high as it was in the past.


Understanding how your house uses water is the first step in making a change for the better. With several ideas to consider, you’re in a position to make immediate progress.