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Save water, save money.

Leaks are a big drain 
on your wallet

Leaks account for a large portion of home water waste, and even small leaks can add up to big money over time. If you have a dripping faucet or a leaky toilet, it pays to fix it fast.

Water Leakage/Cost Comparison
Diameter for Stream in inches Waste per Quarter
(Gallons)*
Approximate
Cost
1,181,500 $ 2,037
296,000 $ 847
74,000 $ 212
18,500 $ 54

*Based on pressure of 60 pounds per square inch

How to find a leak

You can tell if you have a leak simply by checking your water meter. First, make sure all fixtures are turned off (including automatic ice makers) and note the meter reading. Then, after an hour or more, check the meter again. Any change in the reading indicates a leak.

Other tips for conserving water
In the bathroom:
- Take shorter showers
- Install low-flow (2.5 gals/min) shower heads
- When shaving, fill the sink, don't run the water
- While brushing teeth, shut off the water
- Put a plastic bottle filled with pebbles or sand in the toilet tank to reduce flushing water
In the kitchen:
- Run only full loads in the dishwasher (and washing machine)
- Wash vegetables in a bowl, not under running water
- Install low-flow (2.2 gals/min) aerators on kitchen and bathroom faucets
- For a cold glass of drinking water, don't run the tap, keep a container in the refrigerator
Faucets & shower heads
Even small drips can waste hundreds of gallons of water each day. Check each fixture to see if it's dripping. Most leaks are easily fixed simply by installing a new washer.
Toilets
Don't be fooled by slow, silent leaks. Try adding several drops of food coloring into the toilet tank. If the water in the bowl is tinted after 15 minutes, you have a leak. Typically a new flapper is all it takes to fix the problem-an easy and inexpensive repair.

Conserving water outside your home.