A Placer County Water Agency meter is exposed at the home of Judy Henry during a Water-Wise House Call on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 in Newcastle, Calif. The agency noticed a higher than normal volume of water being used at her home. Leaks - often undetected - rank as the biggest water-waster for residential users. According to water agency research, an average household can waste more than 10,000 gallons a year through leaks. That's enough water to wash 270 loads of laundry.
A Placer County Water Agency meter is exposed at the home of Judy Henry during a Water-Wise House Call on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 in Newcastle, Calif. The agency noticed a higher than normal volume of water being used at her home. Leaks - often undetected - rank as the biggest water-waster for residential users. According to water agency research, an average household can waste more than 10,000 gallons a year through leaks. That's enough water to wash 270 loads of laundry. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com
A Placer County Water Agency meter is exposed at the home of Judy Henry during a Water-Wise House Call on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 in Newcastle, Calif. The agency noticed a higher than normal volume of water being used at her home. Leaks - often undetected - rank as the biggest water-waster for residential users. According to water agency research, an average household can waste more than 10,000 gallons a year through leaks. That's enough water to wash 270 loads of laundry. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com

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