Worried Over Sky-high Water Bills? Leaky Pipes Account for 13% of Your Water Bill
Worried Over Sky-high Water Bills? Leaky Pipes Account for 13% of Your Water BillJuly 09 / 2019
Got an unusually high water bill? It can be caused by a leak or change in water usage. According to the recent research reports, leaky pipes could account for 13% of your water bill, and that is a good portion of water that is simply wasted, and perhaps without your knowledge.
Reasons for Leaky PipesHere we’ve listed a few reasons for leaky pipes.
- A running toilet
- Dripping faucets
- Excess watering of the lawn
- Water-cooled air-conditioners
- Broken pipe
- Running the water to avoid freezing water pipes
Simple Facts on Water Consumption
- A typical family of four uses 40?50 gallons of water per person per day, 160–200 gallons a day, and 4800–6000 gallons per month.
- The largest water users are the toilets, clothes washer and showers, which account for about two?thirds of the water used in an average household.
- Toilets use up to 27% of the household water supply, while clothes washers use approximately 20%, and showers use approximately 17%.
- Faucets account for about 15%, and leaks account for 13% of a family’s water use.
- Dishwashers, baths, and other uses account for the remaining water use.