Water Saving Tips
A dripping faucet can waste 20 gallons of water a day?
How much little leaks cost
|Size of Leak||Water Wasted each Quarter|
(assuming 60 psi)
|Approximate Cost each Quarter|
|1/32" Drip||18,500 gallons||$40.00|
|1/16" Drip||74,000 gallons||$186.00|
|1/8" Stream||296,000 gallons||$803.00|
|¼" Stream||1,181,500 gallons||$3,837|
Take a few minutes to check for leak. In the long run it will save you money
Toilet leaks are hard to find. They are normally caused by:
- Bad flapper valve
- Flapper valve seat
- Bad ball cock valve
- Improperly positioned float arm
- Defective overflow tube.
How to check if your toilet is leaking:
- Drop a dye tablet or food coloring into the tank
- Do Not Flush!
- Water 15-20 minutes
If color appears you have a leak.
- Repair leaky faucets and showerheads.
- Replace washers
- Is it hot water
Problems with plumbing fixtures may be due to old age, corrosion or wear and tear. Replacement or repair parts can be purchase at a local hardware or plumbing supply store or call a local plumber.