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How Many Litres Does Your Leaky Faucet Waste?

     Check your faucets at home -- do any of them drip? Well, maybe it's just a small drip -- how much water can a little drip waste? True, a single drip won't waste much water. But think about each faucet in your home dripping a little bit all day long. What if every faucet in every home on your block ... in your town ... in your province also dripped? The drips would add up to a flood of water wasted down the drain. An average leak can waste up to 1,000 gallons of water per month.


     To bring this into focus lets look at a visual representation created by the EPA - Watersense : Home Depot.


From this visualization, we can see that

  • 10 drips a minutes equals out to 11 full bathtubs per year
  • 1 drip per second equals out to 66 bathtubs per year
  • and one constantly running toilet equals out to four  backyard swimming pools filled per year.


If you're up to the task of tackling that leak yourself, here is a couple of handy video's to help you keep the frustration level down and improve your success rate.


How to repair a leaky faucet

How to Fix a Leaky Faucet with a Single Handle Design



   If your still having problems, here is another excellent site you can reference..


Summary: Repairing A Dripping Tap. Description, explanation and parts diagrams on how to change tap washers, tap seals and the different types of washers and taps.


Remember, if all else fails you can always call on the experts at

Crystal Waters Plumbing Company. We are here to help....

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