Estimated Water Use

How Much Water Does an Irrigation System Use?
An Irrigation System Uses an Estimated 20 Gallons Per Minute

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 worksheet 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