calculate your business' water use

  • introduction
  • calculate water use
  • results


This calculator is intended to measure the approximate water use of relatively simple businesses and organizations. If you need to measure the water use of a more complex business (including those with overseas operations, multiple facilities or a complex product lifecycle), please complete our consultation request form to obtain customized support.

what you will need to complete the calculator:


You will need ONE of the following—If you have this information available, this calculator should take about 5 minutes to complete:

The annual water use in gallons for each business facility you wish to calculate;

OR The building type and total square footage occupied for each business facility you wish to calculate

why does my calculator show data that is already entered?

If your browser's cookies are enabled, the site will keep track of any data you've entered in a single session. To reset your calculation at any time, simply click the "RESET CALCULATOR" button in the banner above and all session data will be removed. If you don't see the "RESET CALCULATOR" button above, this means that no previously-entered data has been recorded.

measure first, then balance your use

At the end of the calculator, you will be presented with your estimated water use and a recommendation to balance all or a portion of your use with with a corresponding volume of Water Restoration Certificates® (WRCs) from BEF. Each WRC restores 1,000 gallons of water to critically dewatered rivers and streams. All WRC projects are certified by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to ensure water is kept in stream in a place and time of year that will have optimum environmental benefit.

want to calculate more? no problem...

Simply click the buttons in the right column to proceed to another calculator at any time.

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