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Water usage varies from person to person and community to community but on average Americans use 183 gallons of water a day for cooking, washing, flushing, and watering purposes. The average family turns on the tap between 70 and 100 times daily.
  • About 74% of home water usage is in the bathroom, about 21% is for laundry and cleaning, and about 5% is in the kitchen.
  • Don't wash less than a full load of laundry. This can save as much as 100 gallons of water a week. The average clothes washer uses about 50 gallons of water per load.
  • Install aerators in faucets and flow restrictors in shower heads.
  • Instead of running the faucet to get a cold drink, keep a container of water in the refrigerator. This tip saves from 2 to 5 gallons of water a week.
  • Keep showers down to 5 minutes or less. This will save 75 gallons of water a week per person. Showering and bathing is one of the largest users (27%) of water domestically.
  • A leaky toilet can waste more than 20,000 gallons of water a year. Try the toilet leak test: Take the lid off your toilet tank and drop a couple of food coloring drops into the tank. Wait ten minutes. If you have a leak, the bowl will change colors. It may be a bad flapper that can be replaced inexpensively.
  • Never use the toilet as a wastebasket. Flushing the toilet requires 2 to 7 gallons of water.
  • Repair all leaky faucets, fixtures, and pipes both inside and outside the home to save up to 150 gallons of water per week, per leak.
    • Read your water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter doesn't read exactly the same, there is a leak.
  • Rinse vegetables and fruit in a sink or pan filled with water instead of under running water.
  • Running the dishwasher only when you have a full load will save 30 gallons of water a week. It takes 12 to 20 gallons of water to run an automatic dishwasher for one cycle.
  • Save 35 gallons of water a week per person by simply not letting the water run while brushing your teeth.

Water Resources
Kris Neifing
Superintendent
Ph: (405) 216-7696

Jennifer Slack
Administrative Assistant
Ph: (405) 216-7775

801 S. Post Rd.
Arcadia, OK 73007
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Arcadia Lake Water Plant
Earl Hall
Assistant Superintendent
Ph: (405) 216-7811

Water Wells
Ron Birdsong
Chief Plant Mechanic
Ph: (405) 216-7815

Coffee Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant
Daniel Wilds
Chief Plant Operator
Ph: (405) 216-7695

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