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On average how many gallons of water does an average family

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On average how many gallons of water does an average family of 4 use from age 0 - 18 of the the two children (1 boy, 1 girl - aged 2 yrs apart)
Submitted: 10 months ago.
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Expert:  Michael replied 10 months ago.

Hello Melissa and welcome to JustAnswers,

Very interesting question you have asked today. Went ahead to research what has been reported recently in terms of average household water usage:

1. EPA reports that "The average American family of four uses 400 gallons of water per day."

https://www3.epa.gov/watersense/pubs/indoor.html

2. Estimates vary, but each person uses about 80-100 gallons of water per day.

http://water.usgs.gov/edu/qa-home-percapita.html

3. As for breakdown by children, no exact numbers as each child and their usage would vary. One report I located shows that

"2 adults/2 children equal 70 gal per day"

http://www.mlecmn.net/content/average-water-usage-and-water-heaters

I hope the information provided is found helpful as please let me know of any additional questions/concerns you have. Also if you could take a moment to rate my assistance so that I can receive credit for helping you today.

Take care,

Michael

Expert:  Michael replied 10 months ago.

I hope the information provided is found helpful as please let me know of any additional questions/concerns you have. Also if you could take a moment to rate my assistance so that I can receive credit for helping you today.

Take care,

Michael