Many homeowners we talk to in the Fox Cities think leaks are no big deal – we do live by Lake Winnebago, so there’s plenty of water to go around. Even small leaks can be adding huge additional costs to your water bill. Check out these estimates to see what a leak is really costing you:
- A fast dripping faucet can end up costing homeowners about $20 a month, or upwards of $200 per year.
- A small crack in your pipe is a big deal and can cost about $600 per month.
- A leaky toilet can cost homeowners around $150 per month on average.
- Fixing easily corrected household water leaks can save homeowners at least 10 percent on their water bills, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Now, consider that all these costs can all double or triple if you have multiple toilets or faucets in your house that are having issues. Not to mention that you may have to factor in repair and replacement costs if a leak goes undetected or ignored for too long.
Conserving water & protecting our resources
While your bottom line is important, it’s important to consider water conservation and the environmental impact of leaks too. According to the EPA:
- A faucet dripping at the rate of 1 drip per second can waste up to 3,000 gallons a year.
- A shower leaking at 10 drips per minute wastes up to 500 gallons per year.
- The average household’s leaks can account for nearly 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year.
- 10% percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day.
- Household leaks can waste nearly 1 trillion gallons of water annually nationwide.
If you’re ready to start conserving water and saving money on your utility bills, the Fox Cities plumbing experts at Watters Plumbing can help. We’ve been fixing leaks around Northeast Wisconsin for almost 60 years. We’re always happy to help and we have experienced plumbing experts on hand 24/7.
Request an estimate or give us a call.