Residential and Non-Residential Water Use Factors for the Atlanta Region
Turner, Scott D.
Cosgriff, Bryna A.
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The Atlanta Regional Commission has recently completed a water use study to examine how water is used in the Atlanta Region in both the residential and non-residential sectors. Water use was researched for 300 single family households throughout the Atlanta Region between the years 1993 and 1995 to determine average daily single family household water use in gallons/household/day. Water use in forty apartment complexes, representing approximately 10,640 multi-family households, was analyzed to determine average daily multi-family household water use. Non-residential water use was examined for 1995 water use data for non-residential customers to produce water use factors in gallons/employee/day for eight major standard industrial classification categories. Both the residential and non-residential water use factors were developed to provide a current water use condition for the Atlanta Region. These factors will be used to assist in producing future water demand forecasts for the Atlanta Region.