Water Leaks Waste 1 Trillion Gallons Per Year

How much water is wasted in your home, due to leaks? Average households leak more than 10,000 gallons of water per year. 10 percent of homes waste 90 gallons of water, and more per day, according to epa.gov/watersense. That’s a significant amount of waste. The question is, how do we take action to eliminate leaks and water waste?

Water LeaksBathrooms in most homes are the typical locations for the greatest amount of wasted water. Many leaks occur from dripping/leaking faucets, showerheads, toilet flappers, and other leaking water valves. We also know that a good amount of wasted water happens with personal habits when washing, brushing teeth, bathing, showering, and more.

The best solutions for saving water is to watch for leaks and have them repaired immediately. Commit to turning off or slowing the flow of running water when shaving, brushing teeth, washing hair, and washing dishes, and be mindful of how much water is running and being wasted. Fixing household water leaks in the home can save you 10% on your water bills. Most of all it helps conserve a precious resource.


Check for leaking water in your home by using these techniques.Leaky Pipes Faucet

  • Check for toilet leaks by placing a drop of food coloring into the water tank. If color shows up in the toilet bowl after 10 minutes, you have a leak. Flush the food coloring from toilet immediately after testing.
  • Check visible pipes and all faucet gaskets for surface leaks.
  • Check your water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water has been used. There is likely a leak if the meter shows any change.

Once leaks are identified, it’s time to call the professionals at Marlin to properly take care of the repairs. You’ll be on your way to conserving water and reducing moisture inside the home, and you’ll save money along the way.


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