What 1.5 million gallons of water will get you…

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A chlorine gauges at the Verdugo Water Pump Station in Glendale. (Scott Smeltzer/News-Press)

The water meter at Escott Norton’s North Glendale home showed that 1.5 million gallons of water passed through it within a 64-day period. That’s equal to about 24,000 gallons a day and nearly 17 gallons per minute. Norton is disputing the amount — and the $6,000 bill. To put things in perspective:

• 1.5 million gallons is enough water to fill a 3.5-foot-deep pool the size of a football field.

• Glendale High School, where about 3,000 students attend classes on weekdays, flushing toilets, competing on irrigated fields and showering in locker rooms, uses less water each month: about 1.2 million gallons. It would be approximately twice that amount during a 64-day period.

• Burbank’s 18-hole, 67-acre DeBell Golf Club, which uses reclaimed water, could be completely irrigated for nearly four days using that total.

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Written by Zain Shauk

October 29, 2009 at 4:06 pm

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