Water Conservation

Did you know?

  • Approximately 400 billion gallons of water are used in the United States per day
  • American residents use about 100 gallons of water per day. At 50 gallons per day, residential Europeans use about half of the water that residential Americans use. And residents of sub-Saharan Africa use only 2-5 gallons per day
  • The average faucet flows at a rate of 2 gallons per minute. You can save up to four gallons of water every morning by turning off the faucet while you brush your teeth
  • A running toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water per day
  • At 1 drip per second, a faucet can leak 3,000 gallons per year
  • Nearly one-half of the water used by Americans is used for thermoelectric power generation

This April, Join the Mayor and Take the Water Pledge!


Commit to conserving water this April with Mayor O’Connor! To participate, residents go to mywaterpledge.com and make a pledge on behalf of The City of Frederick! Cities with the highest percentage of residents who take the challenge in their population category a chance to win hundreds of eco-friendly prizes. 

The 9th National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation is presented by the Wyland Foundation and Toyota, with support from the U.S. EPA WaterSense, The Toro Company, National League of Cities, Conserva Irrigation, EcoSystems, Inc. and Earth Friendly Products.