Leaks can occur in your home without you knowing, and causes and repairs of leaks vary. That’s why it’s important to understand what to look for, and how to resolve a leak should it occur. The average household’s water leaks can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year, or the amount of water needed to wash 270 loads of laundry. 10% of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day.
A shower leaking at 10 drips per minute wastes more than 500 gallons per year. A leaky faucet dripping at the rate of one drip per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons per year (that’s enough water for more than 180 showers). A continuous running or leaking toilet is a leading cause of indoor residential water waste. A running toilet can waste up to 26 gallons per day or 9,490 gallons per year if left unfixed. Not only are leaks wasteful of such an important commodity, it can be very costly on your water bill. Fixing easily corrected household water leaks could potentially save money on your water bill.