District water meters record water use in terms of cubic feet. One cubic foot of water is equal to 7.48 gallons. District bills are based on how many hundred cubic feet (1 CCF) each customer uses. 1 CCF is equivalent to 748 gallons. For example, if you used 1800 cubic feet within the billing period, your bill will reflect 18 CCF.
To determine your water use, your last reading is subtracted from your current reading to find out how many cubic feet of water you have used in the billing period.
An average, full time, water conserving household of four people uses approximately 9 CCF per month for indoors only. Outdoor irrigation for landscaping typically doubles the consumption.
How many gallons is that?
To figure out how many gallons you are consuming, multiply the number on your billing statement by 748 to find out how many gallons of water you are using each billing period. For example, 18 CCF x 748 = 13,464 gallons. That’s an average of 224 gallons per day.
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|1 cubic foot (1 CF)
100 cubic feet (1 CCF)
1 acre foot (1 AC-FT)
1 million gallons per day (mgd)
|= 7.48 gallons
= 748 gallons
= 325,851 gallons= 1,120 ac-ft per year