Water Utility Information
I used how much water?
The water industry has its own vocabulary to describe how much, how fast, what capacity, and the overall capabilities of the system. To the layman, much of what we do is unfamiliar, not to mention the words we use.
||What it means to you
|1 cubic foot (cf)
||7.48 gallons. The current charge for 1cf of water is $.0289.
|100 cubic feet
||748 gallons. The current charge for 100cf of water is $2.89.
|1 acre foot (af)
||43,560 cubic feet (325,900 gallons) covers 1 acre of land 1 foot deep. It supplies the water needs of a family of five for one year.
|1 cubic foot per second (cfs)
||450 gallons per minute, 646,360 gallons per day, or 1.93 acre-feet per day = 59.5 acre-feet per month, 724 acre-feet per year.
|1 million gallons
|1,000 gallons per day (gpd)
||2,122 acre feet per year
|1,000 gallons per minute (gpm)
||2.23 cubic feet per second
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||Electric power lines, cables, or conduit
||Gas, oil, steam, petroleum or other hazardous liquid or gaseous materials
||Communications, cable, TV, alarms, or signal lines, cables, or conduits
||Water, irrigation, and slurry lines
||Sewers, storm sewer facilities, and other drain lines
||Temporary survey markings
||Reclaimed water, irrigation and slurry lines