A Slow Drip Can Waste Thousands

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Drips per Minute (small/slower leaks) Simply count the number of drips in one minute from the leaky fixture. Note: 5 drips per second amounts to a steady stream.
Enter number of drips per minute into the box below and click "Calculate."
Gallons Wasted/Day
Gallons Wasted/Month*
Gallons Wasted/Year
"Bucket and Stopwatch Method" (large/more rapid leaks) Hold an eight ounce cup under the dripping fixture and, with a stopwatch, time how long it takes to fill the cup.
Enter the total time in seconds into the box below and click "Calculate."
Gallons Wasted/Day
Gallons Wasted/Month*
Gallons Wasted/Year
*Assuming a 30 day month Please note! Proper operation requires Netscape and Internet Explorer versions 3.0 or higher. Information Source: Water Audits and Leak Detection 1990 American Water Works Association

So you think that drippy Bathroom or Kitchen Faucet doesn’t cost? How about that Tub Spout that never stops dripping, or the Toilet that never stops running?

Try the newly uploaded Drip Calculator above to get the real scoop on how much water is wasted daily, monthly, and yearly down the drain because you really didn’t understand the volume of water wasted from what you think is a non-significant drip. Then check out your water bill to see how you can reduce your monthly expense.

Water is one of the three most important resources we need to survive. We can’t afford to waste it or take it for granted that we’ll always have plenty.

Be a good steward of our most precious resources and do your part to conserve water daily.

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