According to the EPA, a leaky faucet that drips at the rate of one drip per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons per year. That’s the amount of water needed to take more than 180 showers!
These types of repairs are usually inexpensive and can save you money in the long run. A tip to conserve water: If your tub faucet is leaking, catch the water in a bucket and use it to flush your toilet.
Money Down The Drain
Ever wonder how much water is wasted down the drain from a dripping faucet? What about several dripping faucets? There is no true definition of how much water is a faucet drip, but it is approximately a 1/4 milliliter (ml) in volume.
If we assume this number of 1/4 milliliter per drip is accurate, doing the math, one faucet dripping two times per minute, adds up to about 70 gallons of water per year. That might not seem like much, yet considerably more faucets dripping and more frequently can add up to quite a flood. To truly say exactly how much water is wasted from a dripping faucet is impossible to tell for certain.
Doing some more math with the 1/4 of a milliliter in volume as an average adds up to around 15,140 per gallon of water. A faucet dripping once per second would fill a gallon bucket in four and a half hours.
In that case, every day would be a waste of 5 gallons of water, and that is a total of around 2,080 gallons of water wasted per year. In summary, a leaky faucet may not seem much of a concern, yet, as time passes it can really add up, not to mention that smaller leaks typically turn into bigger leaks when left unattended.
Now, imagine if several faucets are dripping in home and businesses in your neighborhood, or your city, or state. Think of all the leaky faucets and how much water is wasted every day. If you have a dripping faucet, we suggest do not let it drip forever. Take action to remedy it now, before it becomes a bigger plumbing problem.
Call The Belleville Plumbing Experts
At Ehret, we are a professional, licensed plumbing company based in Belleville and fixing leaky faucets is our specialty. When the residents of Belleville & surrounding areas need to replace their faucet, they always lean towards Ehret, Inc. There’s others, but no one does the job more quickly and reliably than us.
Thousands of happy customers recommend our services daily because we have honest prices, no hidden fees, and overall great customer satisfaction.
Many different plumbing problems can occur, but our experts are knowledgeable and experienced. Allowing them to be able to properly diagnose the problem and offer you a lasting solution.
Plumbing emergencies are real and they need to be addressed fast! For emergency plumbing service, do not hesitate to call Ehret immediately. We are available 24/7 and want to help—let us take care of your plumbing emergencies for you.