Click to Home
Go To Search
Calculating Water Usage
How do I measure the amount of water being used? 

Newton WaterWorks uses meters that measure in cubic feet. Billing is in even 100 cubic foot increments. There are 7.48 gallons per cubic foot (100 cubic feet = 748 gallons). Minimum billing is 0 to 200 cubic feet (0 to 1496 gallons).

Average usage per person is 1500 to 2200 gallons per month (gpm).

Below is a chart to show the average usage for everyday activities.
                        
Activity
Average Usage
Automatic Dishwasher  
15 gals (full cycle) 
Brush Teeth
2 gals (tap running) 
Clothes Washing
30 - 60 gals
Dish Washing
20 gals (tap running)
Outdoor Watering 
5-10 gals per minute
Shaving
3 - 5 gals (tap running)
Shower
25 - 50 gals (5 - 10 gals per minute)
Toilet Flush
5 - 7 gals
Tub Bath  
26 gals (full)
Wash Hands 
2 gals (tap running)

Administration / Customer Service
101 W 4th St S
Newton, IA 50208

Ph: (641) 792-2003
Fax: (641) 791-0814

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

In case of an emergency
Phone: (641) 792-7351
(4:30 p.m. - 12 a.m.)

Phone: (641) 792-1758
(12 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.

Distribution
500 W 7th St N
Newton, IA  50208

Ph: (641) 792-1460
Fax: (641) 792-8955

Treatment Plant
5382 S 48th Ave W
Newton, IA  50208

Ph: (641) 792-7351
Fax: (641) 791-7457