Indispensable to jobs, the economy, our health and our communities, water runs through our lives in many ways. But do we truly appreciate the VALUE of water? Dalton Utilities customers pay a few dollars for 1,000 gallons of clean, drinkable water. The average American uses 176 gallons of water a day. Every drop that enters and leaves your home or business must travel through an extensive network of underground pipes. These pipes have worked silently for decades, in some cases more than a century, without major interruptions. But now, they need our attention.