That leaking faucet in your kitchen or bathroom may be costing you more than you expect. A faucet dripping at a rate of one drip a second can waste between 2,000 and 3,000 gallons of water a year.
How much water does a leaky faucet waste?
One gallon of water is equal to roughly 15,140 drips, according to the USGS. Depending on your utility rates, a single faucet that is leaking could cost you around $20 a month. And if you have more than one leaky faucet in your home the cost to your utility bill and to the environment can start to add up quickly.
How to fix a leaky faucet
Here are some links to instructions on fixing leaks in a variety of faucet types:
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