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How Much Water Can a Leaky Bathroom Faucet Waste?

You’re trying to get some sleep, but the faucet in the bathroom continues to interrupt your thoughts with drip drip drip, each one seeming to echo through a massive caverns. This alone is a good enough reason to contact a plumber to fix the trouble (few things are more important than quality sleep every night), but there is an even better reason: stopping a massive waste of water that is both expensive and detrimental to the environment.

Those tiny drips from your bathroom faucets—and kitchen faucets as well—may seem insignificant (unless you are trying to sleep) but they add up and can mean a large loss of water. Don’t let drips keep dripping! Call for professional bathroom plumbing service in Sahuarita, AZ from The Sunny Plumber. We are available to assist you with any plumbing issue, large or small, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Wastefulness of a Leaky Faucet

Let’s look at some specific numbers to see how much a leaky faucet can actually waste in a home. This information comes from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s studies on water waste through the WaterSense® partnership program.

A single leaky faucet that releases drops of one per second can accumulate 3,000 gallons of water waste each year… the equivalent of 180 showers! Just imagine how much waste can occur if you have more than one leaky faucet, or a faucet that drips more often. Take a look at your regular water bill to see how much you pay per gallon each month. Multiply that by 3,000 and that is how much extra you might pay because of a leaky faucet that goes without attention.

If we take the whole country together, the water waste from leaks is staggering: 10% of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons (or more) every day. This means that over 1 trillion gallons of water are lost annually across the U.S. That amount could supply the water use for 11 million homes.

Get Those Leaks Fixed!

Here’s an easy place where you can trim your household budget. If you have a leaky faucet in your bathroom, or occurring anywhere in your house, call for professional plumbers to take care of it. Even better, ask for installation of low-flow faucets, which will reduce your water use by 30% without sacrificing performance.

The Sunny Plumber provides expert plumbing service in Sahuarita, AZ, whether you have a leaking faucet or you want new installation. We are committed to helping you save water, save money, and receive the comfort and convenience you deserve.

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