- On average a pop-up station (irrigation system) uses approximately 16 gallons per minute (gpm).
- Number of Minutes x Number of Stations/Zones = Total Minutes
- Total Minutes x Gallons per minute = Total Gallons used per watering cycle
- Total Gallons per cycle x Number of days per month you water = Total gallons used per month
Example: Your system has 8 stations, you water twice a week and each station runs for 15 minutes. That’s 1,920 gallons per day or 15,360 gallons per month.
Running a typical sprinkler from a standard garden hose (5/8”) for one hour uses about 1,020 gallons of water; if you run it three times per week, that is about 12,240 gallons per month. If you run the sprinkler three times a week during a 90-day billing cycle, you will add about 36,000 gallons of water to your usage.