The WaterSense Water Budget Tool
The WaterSense Water Budget Tool can be used to comply with section 4.1.1 of Version 1.2 of the WaterSense New Home Specification (PDF) (19pg, 250K, About PDF) or to ensure a measure of efficiency and regional suitability for the amount of water applied to a landscape based on local climate data.
- WaterSense Landscape Water Budget Tool Version 1.02 (XLS, 102K)—WaterSense released this updated MS Excel version of the Water Budget Tool on July 24, 2014. This version should replace all previous editions.
Help Using the Water Budget Tool
- Water Budget Quick Start Guide (PDF) (4 pg, 853K, About PDF)—Serves as an easy to use guide for first time users of the tool.
- Water Budget Approach (PDF) (14 pg, 482K, About PDF)—Contains information on how to use the water budget and how the tool was developed.
- Water Budget Data Finder—Provides the local climate data necessary to complete the tool.
For more information regarding the development of the tool or the WaterSense New Home Specification, please visit the New Homes Specification page.