Increasing competition for water resources has made water conservation a priority. Measuring the flow rate of water is the first step to good water management and can also be very important when installing lawn sprinklers.

The easiest way to measure flow rate is with a flow rate meter. However, if one is not available, there are ways to measure the cubic feet per second (cfs) flowing through your pipes by using formulas or tanks and stopwatches.

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How to Measure Your Flow (Amount of Water in Pipes)