FACTS ABOUT LEAKS:
DID YOU KNOW...
1. A leaky showerhead or faucet that drips at the rate of one drip per second can waste more than 250 gallons per month. That equates to over 3,000 gallons of water per year!
2. A leaking toilet can waste over 6,000 gallons per month.
That equates to as much as 72,000 gallons of water per year!
3. According to EPA WaterSense, an irrigation system that has a leak 1/32nd of an inch in diameter (about the thickness of a dime) can waste about 6,300 gallons per month. That equates to more than 75,000 gallons per year!
4. Ten percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day. Common types of leaks found in the home include worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and leaking showerheads. All are easily correctable. Fixing easily corrected household water leaks can save homeowners more than 10 percent on their water bills.
5. It is the homeowner's responsibility to find and repair leaks on the homeowner's side of the meter box. If you need the water supply shut off at the water meter, contact your water provider for instructions.
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