Fix that leaky pipe or faucet, and you'll be amazed at how much water you can save.
Let's face it. We've all ignored those small, slow drips from a bathroom faucet or kitchen sink at one time or other. After all, how much water does it really waste?
When you factor in the steady, 24/7 dripping over any length of time, plenty. Then think about all the faucets dripping elsewhere in your neighborhood, the country, the world. Leaks really do matter.
If you use the Drip Accumulator calculator on the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Website, you'll see that a single slow leaky faucet dripping 30 drops per minute wastes 3 gallons per day, or the equivalent of 27 baths per year. The USGS also estimates that many of our toilets leak approximately 22 gallons of water per day.
If you tally the cost of water embodied by those leaks, the cost per year for one toilet leak and one faucet drip equals about $20.
So one easy eco-friendly thing to do: fix that leak.
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