Water Conservation Library
1. when my toilet was running (i also had a leaky faucet) my water bill was about … 4 times higher than normal. and that wasn’t an audible, visible leak; it was obvious but subtle. posted by msconduct at 12:03 PM on August 9, 2008
3. Also… according this site, the average cost per gallon across the US is $0.002. (“In Denver, Colorado and Phoenix, AZ, tap water costs about $.001 per gallon. In Tucson, AZ, tap water costs about $0.0025 per gallon. It Pittsburgh, PA, Washington, DC, Boston, MA, and other east coast cities, water costs around $.001. The average cost of water in Los Angeles, California is about $0.004 per gallon.”)
That would mean 14 days X 24 hours X 60 minutes X 2 gallons = 40, 320 gallons.
The EPA states that a ‘silent leak can waste up to 500 gallons per day and that a stuck open flapper can waste over 4000 gallons per day. (How much is that in $$’s?)
Board of Water Supply, Honolulu, HIIn 2007 the Honolulu, Honolulu Board of Water Supply issued a document that began with this statement: Did you know that a leaky toilet could waste 172,800 gallons of water in one month – costing at least $576 in water charges alone! Board of Water Supply Hawaii
Winter Port, MaineCheck Toilets for leaks-they are the most common cause of high water bills! An average of 20% of all toilets leak. (http://www.winterportmaine.org/waterleaks.htm)
Consolidated Water District #1, KansasHow do I know if I have a leak? Usually the toilet is the item leaking, if you place a drop of food coloring in the tank and you see it in the bowl you have a leak. If you have trouble finding the leak call us we will come out to help you locate it. http://crwd1.com/faqs.htm
Breakdown of your water bill. (South Holland, IL)
Note: Gallons are read in thousands
- $4.70 per 1,000 gallons for first 25,000 gallons.
- $4.06 per 1,000 gallons for next 100,000 gallons.
- $3.95 per 1,000 gallons for gallons over 125,000.
- Sewer rate = $.47 X number of thousands of gallons used.
- Flat = $.38 per month.
- Refuse = $21.37 per month.
Saving Water , Saving Energy (Monolake, CA)Saving Water also saves energy. 6.5% of the energy used in the state of California is for pumping and treating water—in fact, pumping water south (and uphill) in the State Water Project accounts for 2–3% of all the electricity used in the state. And for your personal energy bill, using less hot water saves on water heating. On the flip side, saving energy and using alternative energy saves water—electricity production from fossil fuels and nuclear energy is responsible for 39% of all freshwater withdrawals in the nation. Why Conserve?
Water conservation is the most cost-effective and environmentally sound way to reduce our demand for water. (Note from AOT: It saves $$ too.) http://www.monolake.org/about/waterconservation
Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation..a running toilet can waste a huge amount of water and can wash out a septic tank. http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/co/maho/gemare/gemare_009.cfm