According to the U.S. Geological Survey (www.usgs.gov) the average water use per person is 80 to 100 Gallons per day. As a result, a family of four uses on average 320 to 400 Gallons of water per day.
The Pleco home screen shows live updates of the total daily water use and compares it to a daily limit that is set by the user. We selected the default Pleco daily limit to 200 Gallons to encourage water conservation and you can adjust the limit to reflect the number of people in household and other specific water uses you might have.
The daily limit is aimed at setting goals and some of our users find that after using Pleco for some time, they end up reducing the daily limit to conserve even more water.
If you exceed the daily limit you can still use water normally according to your needs but the graph in the home screen changes color to show you exceeded your daily limit.
For example, if you set your daily limit to 100 Gallons, and at 10 am you already spent 150 Gallons, the 50 Gallons that is above limit will show in yellow color on the graph. Then if at 2 pm you used 230 Gallons, the 30 Gallons that is above two times the limit (2 x 100 = 200) will show in orange color on the graph. If at 8 pm you used 360 Gallons, the 60 Gallons that is above three times the limit (3 x 100 = 300) will show in red color on the graph. This makes it easy to see when the limit is exceeded and provide a visual cue to promote conservation.
Remember that you can easily change the daily limit under “settings” to adjust for the size of your household and adjust to your water use preferences.