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Homeowner responsibilities
Basement flooding
Checking for leaks
Common leak culprits
Cost of leaks
Pipe maintenance

Leaks can be culprits of high water bills. A leaky toilet, for example, can waste between 757 to 2778 litres daily. This equates to 276,342 to 1,000,000 litres annually. While it's difficult to measure the amount of water a leaky toilet loses, you can easily measure how much water a leaky faucet loses.

Drips per minute

Bucket & Stopwatch Method

For smaller leaks, count the number of drips in one minute from the leaky fixture.

For larger leaks, hold a measuring cup and time how long it takes (in seconds) to fill an 8 ounce cup.

Enter number of drips per minute:
Enter your time in seconds:

Results are approximate and shown in cubic metres
Daily Waste Monthly Waste (30 days) Yearly Waste

Revised: Thursday January 09 2014


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