CASPER, Wyo. Summer may soak up a lot of water usage during the year, but that doesn't stop during winter.
Many home items use large amounts, such as sinks and dishwashers.
With more of us spending time inside to stay warm, water will be used more.
It can cause problems for both your home and your wallet, especially for those of us with large families.
There is one place in the house where water is used far more frequently- the bathroom.
The shower is one of the items in your home that uses the most water. Plumbers say its still possible to overuse water during the winter.
But there are ways to conserve so that, just like your water, your money doesn't go down the drain.
"What might be a better idea to install and run on a tankless water heater." Said Brandon Cockrum, a GW mechanic. " It would be on demand in such the fact that the water heater wouldn't start generating hot water until it gets called for a demand to generate hot water."
Plumbers say hot water usage is a big concern during winter.
With large families, it can run out fast.
Having a system in place can help avoid a lot of trouble.
According to a 2016 Environmental Protection Agency study, we use more than 300 gallons of water per day.
A quarter of that comes from simply flushing the toilet.
This year, the average family water bill is just over one hundred dollars.