How much water is lost through faucet leaks?


A Leaky Faucet Costs Me How Much?

Everyone knows how annoying a leaky faucet can be. It produces annoying noises and can exponentially increase your water bill. But what many people do not consider is how much water is wasted when a faucet leaks.

It is estimated that one gallon of water is equivalent to around 15,000 drips, and one liter is equivalent to around 4,000 drips according to the United States Geological Survey. While this may seem like a lot of drips, if your faucet is constantly leaking water, it won’t take long for the dripping to add up.

The USGS has an online tool to estimate how much water is lost over a certain period of time.