This is part of a weekly feature in Home & Garden, highlighting ways residents can save water.
▪ Stop those drips.
It seems so small; just a little drip, one drop at a time from a leaky faucet. But those drips add up dramatically if allowed to continue. For example, a slow leak of 10 drips per minute adds up to 1.44 gallons a day and 43.2 gallons a month. That’s more than 525 wasted gallons a year if allowed to go unrepaired. A faster leak – such as one drip per second – can waste more than 8 gallons a day and 259 gallons a month. That translates to more than 3,000 gallons a year. Often these little leaks can be stopped with a new washer or other simple repair.
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