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PLUMBING LEAKS: WASTING MORE THAN JUST WATER

PLUMBING LEAKS: WASTING MORE THAN JUST WATER THE IMPORTANCE OF SAVING WATER 70% of the Earth's surface is covered in water Less than 1% of that water is usable by humans The average American uses 100 gallons of water at home every day Approximately 36 states are experiencing water shortages The average American household uses 92,693 gallons of water every year 10 20 40 50 60 70 90 - 93 (thousand) IF EVERY HOUSEHOLD IN THE U.S. USED WATER-SAVING FEATURES, IT WOULD SAVE: 5.4 BILLION gallons of water per day 30% $11.3 O OO0 million per day of water usage More than $4 BILLION per year LEAKS BY THE NUMBERS 8. LEAKS IN THE AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD MAY ACCOUNT FOR MORE THAN 10,000 GALLONS PER YEAR That's the amount of water you'd need for 270 loads of laundry 1 TRILLION GALLONS CAN BE WASTED NATIONWIDE EVERY YEAR BY HOUSEHOLD LEAKS That's the annual amount of water used by 11 million homes AMAAA 10% OF HOMES WASTE 90 GALLONS PER DAY IN LEAKS Fixing these leaks would save about 10% on water bills A 1-DRIP-PER-SECOND That's enough water to LEAK CAN WASTE OVER take 180 showers 3,000 GALLONS PER YEAR COMMON HOUSEHOLD LEAKS IN THE BATHROOM Faucet Showerhead Toilet IN THE KITCHEN Faucet Dishwasher Ice maker IN THE LAUNDRY ROOM Washing machine Faucet OUTSIDE Irrigation system Hose bibs Infographic provided by: Hungry Plumber HUNGRY PLUMBER www.hungryplumber.com Sources: http://www.epa.gov/WaterSense/pubs/fixleak.htmlh ttp://www.epa.gov/watersense/about_us/facts.html CONTRACTOR LICENSE NUMBER: 861876 (thousands)

PLUMBING LEAKS: WASTING MORE THAN JUST WATER

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Did you know that 36 states are experiencing water shortages? Household leaks end up wasting a lot of water, putting this resource at risk. Find out what to do about your household leaks by reading th...

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