Is it easy to limit indoor water use to 55 gallons per person per day?

Based on industry estimates, many households already meet this standard. The Alliance for Water Efficiency has an online water calculator that will help customers estimate how much water is used in their household. Households with water-efficient appliances are likely using 55 gallons or less per person per day.

Remember, the state water efficiency standards will use this calculation to develop an aggregate goal for water agencies. For example, a local water agency with 1,000 connections that estimates it’s serving a population of 2,500 people would have a water efficiency standard based on 2,500 X 55 gallons per day, plus the outdoor and system water loss calculations that are still being determined.

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1. What is SB 606 and AB 1668?
2. What are urban water use targets?
3. How will the new laws impact customers?
4. Will individual residents and businesses be fined for not meeting water use targets?
5. Will it be illegal to take a shower and wash clothes in the same day, as reported in the media?
6. How will local water agencies meet these new urban water use targets?
7. How will the state’s water efficiency standards be calculated?
8. Is it easy to limit indoor water use to 55 gallons per person per day?
9. Will commercial water users be required to use water more efficiently?