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Posted on: March 22, 2010

[ARCHIVED] Fix a Leak Week

Water Drip

It's time for the U.S. EPA's WaterSense program's, "Fix a Leak Week", a time to remind Americans to check their house fixtures and irrigation systems for leaks.

Save Water, Save Money
The average household spends as much as $500 per year on its water and sewer bill. By making just a few simple changes to use water more efficiently, homeowners can save about $170 per year.

Save Water, Save Energy
American public water supply and treatment facilities consume about 56 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year - enough electricity to power more than 5 million homes for an entire year. For example, letting your faucet run for five minutes used about as much energy as letting a 60-watt light bulb run for 14 hours.

Did you know?
An American home can waste, on average, more than 10,000 gallons of water every year due to running toilets, dripping faucets, and other household leaks?

Nationwide, more than 1 trillion gallons of water leak from U.S. homes each year.

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