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Plumbing Fun Facts

PLUMBING FUN FACTS 3,000 GALLONS per year wasted by a faucet that leaks one drop per second The word "plumbing" comes from the Latin plumbum, meaning "lead" Water pipes used to be made of lead Sir John Harrington invented the first flush toilet in 1596 Only two were produced- one for himself and one for his godmother, Queen Elizabeth 10,000 GALLONS per year wasted by leaks throughout the home That's enough water to fill a swimming pool 4 GALLONS wasted by leaving the faucet on while you brush your teeth Leaky toilets can waste up to 24 gallons per day, the equivalent of flushing the toilet 20 TIMES The average person in the UK uses 150 litres of water a day. In Australia it's around 500 litres and in the USA, over 570 litres. for no reason. 40 GALLONS 4 - 10 GALLONS Average amount of hot water used for a Average amount of hot water used for one dishwasher load 20-minute shower 90% ALMOST 14% OF WATER USE COMES FROM LEAKS of clogged toilets can be fixed with only a plunge how much traditional plumbing uses how much efficient plumbing uses 20 LITERS / FLUSH or less LITERS / FLUSH 25 9.5 LITERS / MINUTE LITERS / MINUTE 10 LITERS / MINUTE LITERS / MINUTE Toilets have saved more lives than any other invention in the history of humankind Brought to you by: independent C PLUMBING PTY LTD

Plumbing Fun Facts

shared by Prescious on Jun 30
Here are some fun facts about plumbing. Brought to us by Independent Plumbing. Enjoy!





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