The average temperature of shower water is 105 degrees Fahrenheit. The average shower lasts eight minutes and uses an average of 40 gallons of water.Know More
Scalding typically occurs within 10 minutes when shower water is 120 degrees Fahrenheit. When shower water temperatures reach 140 degrees Fahrenheit, scalding usually occurs within six seconds of contacting the skin. To prevent scalding, water heaters must be set no higher than 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
Setting the water heater to 120 degrees Fahrenheit or less also conserves energy, resulting in lower utility bills. Reducing the length of showers to five minutes and installing a water-saving shower head further conserves money and resources.Learn more about Plumbing
Residential water pressure should not exceed 80 pounds per square inch, or psi, and outdoor irrigation systems typically have a water pressure of 30 to 50 psi. Sometimes water is supplied to houses at 100 or even 150 psi.Full Answer >
Depending on the type of showerhead, a 10-minute shower can use up to 50 gallons of water. Installing a low-flow showerhead cuts the amount of water used to about 25 gallons per 10-minute shower.Full Answer >
The typical bathtub holds 80 to 110 gallons of water depending on its depth and measures 60 inches long and 30 inches wide on the outside, according to SF Gate Home Guides. The capacity of any bathtub is determined by taking measurements and multiplying the inside length, width and depth.Full Answer >
The average American household water bill is $45 per month as of 2014. Monthly water bills vary according to place of residence, the rate of water consumption and utility infrastructure improvements.Full Answer >