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The True Cost of Household Leaks

The True Cost of Household LEAKS Water Savings of the Earth's surface 70% is covered in water Less than 1% is suitable for use by humans 40' state water managers expect water shortages in the next decade Most Americans use an average of 100 gallons of Water-efficient fixtures of water per day at home and appliances can reduce water usage by 30% A Look at Leaks At a glance The average household More than 10% of homes have can leak as much as 1 trillion gallons are leaks that waste at 10,000 gallons per year wasted on household least 90 gallons per day leaks every year That's enough water to wash 270 loads of laundry That's the yearly water usage of 11 million homes Fixing leaks can save you big on water bills 11,000,000 270 Faucet leaks 1 drip per second wastes over 3,000 gallons per year That's enough water for over 180 showers 10 drips per minute wastes over 500 gallons per year That's enough water for 60 dishwasher loads Toilet leaks Old or faulty toilet flappers can cause leaks Replace the entire rubber flapper to fix this problem Leaks may also be caused by an old, inefficient toilet Replacing all toilets in your house with WaterSense models can save you $2,400 per year on water bills Outdoor leaks Check your irrigation system every spring for leaks A leak that's 1/32" can waste 6,300 gallons per month Make sure your garden hose is connected tightly to its spigot Replace the washer and use pipe tape for a leak-free connection Provided by: LEX'S PLUMBING Sources:

The True Cost of Household Leaks

shared by BrittSE on Dec 21
Does your home have any leaks? Household plumbing leaks can waste thousands of gallons of water each year! Get the details by clicking over to this infographic from a water heater leaking specialist in Frisco.



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