You may think that the slow dripping of water coming out of your faucet is harmless, but we have created this leak calculator to show you just how significant the amount of water you are wasting really can be. The leaks in an average household waste over 10,000 gallons of water per year. Not only is it better for the environment to conserve water, but it will also save you a lot of money in the long run.
A fast dripping faucet can cost you anywhere between $60 to $200 per year. If you have multiple leaks like this throughout your home, this could add up very quickly for something that requires a very simple fix. Leaking water can also lead to damaged household materials and mold growth, which can add even more to your total costs. So do your part help the environment and yourself by getting firm with those fixtures and tightening those pipes!
Here are some places in your home to check for possible leaks:
- Sink faucets
- Pipes under the sink
- Shower and tub fixtures
- Water supply line
- Swimming pool
- Appliances like ice makers and dishwashers
- Irrigation system
- Garden hose
To calculate how much water a specific leak is wasting, count the number of drips you see in one minute and compare with the numbers below.
How Much Water is Wasted by Leaks
# of Drips Per Minute
Loss Per Day (gallons)
Loss Per Month (gallons)
Loss Per Year (gallons)