The average American family uses 320 gallons of water per day. For perspective, think about that 1-gallon water bottle you carry around with you to get your daily water intake and multiply that by 320. That's quite a bit of water.
Seventy percent of daily water usage is indoors for showers, dishwashers, toilets, and laundry. Thirty percent is for outdoor use, with 60% of this going to watering lawns and gardens. Nationwide, landscape irrigation totals nearly 9 billion gallons per day.
While irrigation systems and sprinklers are convenient, unfortunately half of the water used is lost through evaporation and other factors. In fact, forty percent of water from sprinklers typically evaporates before it even reaches the ground or is absorbed into the soil. Runoff and watering where it isn't needed are some other reasons this ever-growing precious commodity is wasted.