Water Conversion Information

The City of Pasco charges per 100 cubic foot (748 gallons) of water plus a base fee
748 US Gallon of water = 100 cubic feet of water
Usage in cubic feet divided by 100 = billable usage x current rate (example: 500 cubic feet/100 = 5 units billable) 

TOILET

Toilet water use can vary significantly. Older models can use about .40 cubic feet (3 gallons) of water per flush and new toilets use approximately .21 cubic feet (1.6 gallons) per flush. If one person flushes 6 times a day it will use approximately 1.3 to 2.4 cubic feet (9.6 to 18 gallons) or 38.5 to 72 cubic feet per month (288 to 540 gallons). 

SHOWER

A ten-minute shower uses approximately 3 to 5 cubic feet of water (20 to 40 gallons) depending on the showerhead. 

BATHTUB

A ¾ full bathtub is approximately 4.8 cubic feet of water (36 gallons). 

LAUNDRY

Conventional top-loading washing machines with center-post agitators can use up to about 5.4 cubic feet (40 gallons) of water per load. 

DISHWASHER

1.3 cubic feet (10 gallons) of water, energy-saving models use .6 cubic feet (3-5 gallons). 

WASHING HANDS FOR 20 SECONDS

0.4 cubic feet (1.04 gallons). Washing your hands 3 times per day each month would use 12.5 cubic feet (94 gallons) of water. 

HOSE

A hose running full for one minute = approximately 3 cubic feet of water (23 gallons) Hose running full for 60 minutes = approximately 184 cubic feet (1380 gallons) Hose running full for 3 hours = approximately 554 cubic feet (4140 gallons) 

POOL

5-foot kiddie pool = 3.5 cubic feet of water (26 gallons) of water 

Above Ground Pools (48" deep)

Pool Size             US Gallons              Cubic Ft                                    Pool Size             US Gallons                  Cubic Ft

12 ft. Round                2,975                     398                              30 ft. Round                    18,585                      2,485

15 ft. Round                4,646                     621                              33 ft. Round                    22,488                      3,006

18 ft. Round                7,646                  1,022                     12 ft. x24 ft. Oval                      5,948                         795

21 ft. Round                9,106                  1,217                    15 ft. x 30 ft. Oval                      9,293                      1,242

24 ft. Round             11,895                  1,590                    18 ft. x 33 ft. Oval                    12,267                      1,640

27 ft. Round             15,054                  2,012       

LEAKS

How Much Water Is Lost?  Small household leaks left unrepaired can lead to big trouble over time.

LEAK SOURCE

TYPICAL LEAKAGE

Cubic Ft Day/ GALLONS DAY

cubic ft month/
GALLONS MONTH 

 Running Toilet

 1 gallon/hour

 3.2/24

96/720

 Leaking Faucet

 1 drip/second

 1.2/9

 36/270

 Leaking Showerhead

 10 drips/minute

 0.2/1.4

 6/42

 In-ground irrigation

 1/32” in diameter (about the thickness of a dime)

 28/210

 840/6,300

 A garden hose left running or a missing sprinkler head

 ½” in diameter

 578/4,320

17,340/129,600

 

                                             

  1. Customer Service


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    525 N. Third Ave.
    Pasco, WA 99301

    Phone: (509) 545-3488
    Emergency: (509) 545-2737