Residential (Including Multi-family)
Residential water use, both single-family and multi-family, is often the largest single demand sector for a water utility. Because of this fact, there has been considerable effort to document residential end uses to accurately determine patterns of residential water consumption. The most recent update to the Water Research Foundation’s definitive study on Residential End Uses of Water, Version 2 was released in 2016. The pie chart below shows the summary results.
Information on residential fixtures and appliances will be found in the Fixtures, Appliances and Equipment section of the AWE Resource Library. Additional information is available on AWE’s Home Water Works website.