Slow drips add up fast and cost you money! One drop per second can waste up to 10,000 litres of water a year. Leaking faucets are often caused by a worn-out washer. Washers cost less than a dollar to replace. For more water savings, look for the WaterSense label when buying faucets and accessories. You can reduce water flow by 20% or more!
A leaking toilet could be costing you hundreds of dollars a year. They often go unnoticed, because you can’t see or hear the leak. A leaking toilet can waste 400 litres a day! Check for leaks by putting a few drops of food colouring in the toilet tank. If colour appears in the bowl after 15 to 30 minutes, you have a leak! Often, you can fix the leap by replacing the flapper in the tank.
You can fix leaks yourself using a repair guide, or you can hire a plumber. Alliance for Water Efficiency provides instructions and videos to help you get the job done. Check out the video from Alliance for Water Efficiency on finding and repairing toilet leaks.