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LEAK FACTS

LEAK FACTS

  • A 1/8 inch hole in a metal pipe, at 40 psi, leaks 2,500 gallons of water in 24 hours.
  • A leak the size of a pinhead can waste 360,000 gallons per year, enough to fill 12,000 bathtubs to the overflow mark.
  • A leaking toilet can use 90,000 gallons of water in 30 days.
  • A dripping faucet or hose bib can lose up to 180 gallons a month or 2,160 gallons per year.
  • Approximately 1 in every 20 pools has a leak.
  • Approximately 1 in every 318 homes or buildings has a leak.
  • One trip through a car wash uses 150 gallons of drinking water.
  • Collecting water for gardening from the faucet while waiting for hot water saves about 250 gallons of water a month.
  • Using a broom to clean the sidewalk instead of a hose saves 150 gallons of water.
  • One gallon of tap water equals less than 1/10 of a penny.