Toilets are flushed multiple times a day in households everywhere but most homeowners are not aware of how much each flush costs. After all, every flush involves the use of water and as homeowners know, it costs to use water.

So, what is the cost of a toilet flush? –The average cost in the USA is 1.3 cents per flush. But the cost varies according to the type of toilet you have and what you pay for water. Mmost toilets in the USA use a maximum of 1.6 gallons of water per flush. So, if you know how much you pay per gallon, then you can calculate your own toilet flush cost.

Here in the Atlanta, Georgia area, the average cost of water per gallon is 0.010 per gallon and depending on the type of toilet you have which determines the amount of water it uses, you could spend anywhere from 3 cents to 7 cents per flush.

How Much Water Does A Toilet Use Per Flush?

Typically, an older toilet uses anywhere from 3.5 to 7 gallons of water per flush. The newer low flow toilets use anywhere from 1.28 to 1.6 gallons per flush.

“…all the toilets that currently get manufactured or sold in the United States are allowed to use  a maximum of 1.6 gallons per flush. That is because of a federal law aimed at conserving water that came into effect in 1994.” –

There are many different kinds of toilets and ones that also include a bidet, which could use more water.

If you have any old toilets on hand from before 1992 don’t be surprised if they use up to 5-8 gallons each time you flush. Nowadays though with newer models coming out every year which can cut down water consumption by as much 50%, these factors will benefit your wallet plenty without sacrificing quality or performance so make sure invest wisely!.

How Many Times A Day Does The Average Person Flush The Toilet?

We love statistics and facts and one such stat is about how many times a day an average person flushes their toilet.

According to, “According to the 2016 Residential End Uses of Water Study, the average American flushes 5 times per day, accounting for 24 percent of their daily water use.

So, if you are the average user here in the Atlanta area, and flush your toilet 5 times in one day and your toilet uses 6 gallons of water per flush, then it costs you approximately 30 cents per day to use your toilet and flush it. Of course, if there are 4 people living in your home and each one flushes the toilet 5 times a day, then your cost would be $1.20 per day.

If you have any questions about the cost of using your home’s toilet or are having some problems with it, call Atlantis Plumbing today at 770-505-8570. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.