Estimated Water Use

How Much Water Does an Irrigation System Use?

A Standard Irrigation System Uses an Estimated 20 Gallons Per Minute; a Drip Irrigation, 7 Gallons.

Here's How to Estimate your Usage
Gather the following information:

  • Watering Frequency
  • How many times a day
  • Number of zones
  • Run time per zone
  •  Use the chart to calculate and compare to your billed consumption.

A variance above your normal household consumption could indicate any of the following:

  • Incorrect irrigation timer settings
    • A power surge could reset a timer to factory defaults, causing it to run more frequently than expected.
    • Check not only weekly timers, but daily timers as well.
    • Check for multiple timer programs (A, B , and C)
  • Broken or damaged sprinkler heads
  • Leak or running toilet. See FAQ