Home & Garden

Water-wise tip: Plug leaks, save water

This is part of a new weekly feature in Home & Garden, highlighting ways residents can save water.

•  Stop leaks.

Drips may seem like a little waste, but those drops add up quickly. According to the California Department of Water Resources, a small drip can waste 70 gallons a day. A steady leak – from a hole only 1/16th inch in size – can add up to more than 1,000 gallons of wasted water a day. That can mean 2,100 to 30,000 gallons a month, down the drain.

Suspect a leak but can’t find it? Get help finding the source of wasted water from your local water provider.

For more tips, visit www.bewatersmart.info/.

Debbie Arrington