How Much Water Does a Dripping Faucet Waste

Posted March 3, 2015

Have you ever stopped to think about how much water those little drips and leaks around your home are wasting? Here are some eye-opening statistics about household water leaks in the U.S.
  • Leaks can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year in the average household, or the amount of water needed to wash 270 loads of laundry.
  • Household water leaks can waste more than 1 trillion gallons annually nationwide. That's equal to the annual household water use of more than 11 million homes.
  • Ten percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day.
Fortunately, most leaks are simple to fix and are mostly caused by worn washers and seals. So how much are those water leaks around your home wasting? Find out be using our water drip calculator.
Enter number of drips per minute into the box below and then click Calculate.
Gallons per Day
Gallons in a 30 day Month
Gallons lost in a Year
Need help fixing those water wasting drips around your home? Call ABC Plumbing, Sewer, Heating, Cooling and Electric. We can fix any plumbing problem, big or small.

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