1. A running toilet is the number one cause of a high-water bill and can use up to 900 gallons per day and 28,000 gallons per month. Leaks do not disappear and may occur only intermittently, such as only when a toilet is flushed. To avoid this, pay close attention and fix a running toilet when it first occurs.
  2. . Are you living with a drip? A dripping faucet can use up to 20 gallons per day and 600 gallons per month. If you have a leak in a hot water faucet, you are wasting both the water and the energy used to heat it, which becomes expensive over time. If your faucet drips after being turned off firmly, turn off the supply line, take the faucet apart and replace the washer. With a faucet of simple design, this repair should not be difficult to manage.
  3. A tiny pinhole leak in a pipe can use up to 170 gallons per day and 5,000 gallons per month. This is easy to miss, but important to check for as it will save more money in the long run. Most leaks run 24 hours a day, that’s 2,208 hours in a three-month billing period and more than 8,000 hours per year. Take care of the leak before it gets worse.

According to Aqua America Pennsylvania, you can check for leaks that may exist anywhere in your home by following this simple procedure: Turn off all water inside and outside. Locate your water meter, jot down the reading and note the position of the ten-gallon red indicator. Wait 20 to 30 minutes and read it again. If the indicator or numbers on the dial position have changed, there is a good chance you have a leak somewhere in your plumbing system.

As a property manager or building owner, offer these tips to your tenants, it could really make a difference! Energy is made simple with EMS!

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