A drip of water does not seem like much, but when you have a faucet that continues to drip, it can add up to a high amount of water being wasted.
Sink faucets in bathrooms and kitchen can waste 1/5 to 1/3 mL of water with each drip. If the drip is slow, this could amount to 5 to 10 gallons of water wasted a day. If the drip is fast, the amount of wasted water can be 20 to 30 gallons of water a day.
Shower heads in bathtubs can waste 1/2 mL of water in each drip. Showers heads that are allowed to keep dripping can waste about 4 gallons of water per minute, which is 240 gallons per hour or 5,760 gallons of water in a 24-hour period.
Dripping faucets are normally the result of a worn washer on the handle, which can be replaced. If the faucet itself shows signs of wear, the entire faucet can be replaced with a new faucet, which will solve the waste of water.
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