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**ACTION ITEM #2: KNOW YOUR USE**

It’s hard to know if you’re conserving water use without knowing how much water you are actually using now, or before you started to conserve. Here’s how to get yourself excited and accurate about decreasing water use every month. By comparing one

period to the next, you can see how well your water-reduction strategies are working.

##### Here’s How

##### A Shining Example

In the example below, **in 2013, the average gallons per day was 93**. The household had **4 people**. Divide 93 by 4 to get **23.25 gallons per person per day** for this billing cycle.

In the example below, **in 2015, the average 51 gallons per day**. The household had **3 people**. Dividing 51 by 3 tells us that this household used **17 gallons per person per day** for this billing cycle.

**Figure out the percentage reduction**, by plugging in 23.25 and 6.25 (the difference between 23.25 and 17) into a percentage calculator :

**This household reduced 28.8 %** in water use for the same period in the last two years.

Wow, that’s impressive for a household already so low in water use. How about at your house?

*The comparison with 2013 is due to the California mandate to reduce water use by 25% from 2013 totals statewide.*

##### Share Your Reduction

Share an image of your water bill with your calculated reduction percentages by clicking the ‘take action’ link below.TAKE ACTION |