Did you know more than one trillion gallons of water are wasted each year by easy-to-fix household leaks?
“Not only do leaks waste precious water, they could be adding 10 percent to your utility bill,” says Shawn M. Garvin, regional administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). “By taking just minutes to detect leaks at home, the average family could save more than 10,000 gallons of water every year.”
To locate leaks in your home, simply, check, twist and replace:
for silent toilet leaks by putting a few drops of food coloring into the tank at the back of the toilet. Wait 10 minutes. If the color appears in the bowl, you have a leak.
faucet, shower and pipe connections tightly to avoid leaks, or screw on a WaterSense labeled faucet aerator.
broken or leaky fixtures with WaterSense-labeled models, which are independently certified to use at least 20 percent less water and perform as well (or better) than standard models.
To learn more about conserving water in your home, visit www.epa.gov/watersense/fixaleak.
Published with permission from RISMedia.