A faucet leaking at the rate of just 3 drops / second adds up to a whopping
3,285 gallons of water a year, enough to fill a normal bathroom
to ceiling level. If the
leak in this example were hot water, not only would the water
have been wasted but also the energy used to heat the water and
the money used to pay for the energy – all down the drain.
water to run while not actually being used, for instance when brushing
teeth or shaving, can be very wasteful.
Turning off the water at those times can conserve as much
as six gallons a day or more than 2,000 gallons a year.
toilet can account for a large percentage of house- hold water loss. Very often this leakage may be due to a
worn flapper valve that can be quickly replaced at minimal cost.