# How to Calculate Water Bill in Botswana

We measure your water usage by reading your meter – we try to do so roughly every six months. If we haven’t been able to take a reading, we’ll use an estimate, based on your previous water usage. If you’d like to take your own reading and submit it, we’ll cancel the estimate and send you a new bill.

### How do you calculate monthly water usage?

To determine the amount of water used since your last reading, take the current meter read and subtract the previous meter read (from your water bill), which will give you the number of cubic meter/s used.

### How is the water bill calculated?

We measure your water usage by reading your meter – we try to do so roughly every six months. If we haven’t been able to take a reading, we’ll use an estimate, based on your previous water usage. If you’d like to take your own reading and submit it, we’ll cancel the estimate and send you a new bill.

### How do I calculate my water meter reading?

How do you calculate your water usage? To calculate your water usage, subtract the (P) previous meter reading from the (C) current meter reading. In the Meter Example, the water consumption was 3 hundred cubic feet. (Meter Example: 900-897=3)Click here to see what your water usage means in dollars and cents.

### How much is a unit of water?

The most common units are centum cubic feet (CCF) and the gallon. A CCF also called an HCF (hundred cubic feet), represents one hundred cubic feet of water. The first “C” comes from the Roman word for hundred, “centum.” This is the most common unit used by both water and natural gas utilities.

### How much water does a 2 person household use per month?

On average in the US, water use at home (water from the tap, toilet, dishwasher, etc.) adds up to about 138 gallons per household per day, or 60 gallons per person per day.