Fix A Leak, Save Water...Save Money!

Fix a Leak Week is celebrated in March each year as a time to remind Americans to check their household fixtures and irrigation systems for leaks.
The Facts on Leaks:
  • The average household's leaks can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year, or the amount of water needed to wash 270 loads of laundry.
  • Household leaks can waste more than 1 trillion gallons annually nationwide. That's equal to the annual household water use of more than 11 million homes.
  • Ten percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day.
  • Common types of leaks found in the home include worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and other leaking valves. All are easily correctable.
  • Fixing easily corrected household water leaks can save homeowners about 10 percent on their water bills.
Do It Yourself!
Click here for information about what you can do at home to check for and repair common household leaks.
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  • Keep your home leak-free by repairing dripping faucets, toilet flappers, and shower heads. In most cases, fixture replacement parts don't require a major investment. 
  • Most common leaks can be eliminated after retrofitting a household with new WaterSense labeled fixtures and other high-efficiency appliances. 
For more information, please see the Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense website. Click here.