Top Three Mystery Water Wasters

These ones are sneaky about stealing your money!

Wasting water is so commonplace nowadays, but it doesn’t have to be, since the fixes are usually quick and cheap. The EPA estimates that the average home in the United States accounts for almost 10,000 gallons of water per year in leaks. Take a look at these three most common issues to ensure that you aren’t losing water needlessly.

Your wallet will thank you!

Running Toilets

This issue is very common and can be a prime culprit when it comes to wasting your water and
money. It occurs when water from the tank is constantly flowing into the bowl, and this can be
caused by a faulty flapper or fill valve. If you want to test to see if your toilet is wasting water,
you can put a couple of drops of food coloring into the tank, and if it bleeds into the toilet bowl
without being flushed, that means you have water leaking through and being wasted.

Dripping Hose Faucets

This one can be tough to spot unless you are looking for it since we generally don’t pay
attention to our outdoor hose faucets unless we are using them. Otherwise, they remain out of
sight and out of mind, and it’s then that they can be the silent assassins on your water bill. To
avoid this issue, make an effort to check all of your outdoor hose faucets to make sure you don’t
end up with a surprise big bill at the end of the month.

Leaking T & P Valve

The leaking T & P valve on water heaters, like hose faucets, are not something that we regularly
see, so it is generally forgotten. However, this can be a huge waste of water, especially if the
T & P valve is near a floor drain, and the water flows right to the drain. In this case, it would be
tough to know, since there is no obvious puddle of standing water.