Being in a rural area with our own well water (which is a 20' hand dug well) and when we get an extremely dry spell, we can "run" out of water, we watch how often we flush our toilet. (In the 19 years we have lived here, we have experienced twice where we "ran out" of water. The "running out" consisted of not watching what we did or being conservative enough and we would draw the well down to where it wasn't sucking any water. But by the next morning (even in extremely dry periods) we had water. During dry periods if it gets severe enough, we take our laundry to town to do them there and just watching how long our showers are, how often we flush the toilet, etc, we always have water. But even in periods of plenty of water, we still conserve as much water as possible - we time our son when he showers and let him know he needs to conserve, and we usually only flush the toilet when we have a bowel movement. (You know the old saying "It's it's yellow, let it mellow, if it's brown, flush it down.)! Having 3 people in our house, I would say on average our toilet gets flushed a total of 2 - 3 times per day. (We know we could flush the yellow, but just can't see wasting water as well as putting even more water in our septic tank.) So, what about you, how many people in your household and the average flushes per day?