Fix those leaky faucets and toilets!!
I just came across the most fascinating statistic when doing research to save water: A leaky faucet or shower that looses water at the rate of one drip per second can waste 3,000 gallons of water a year, and a leaky toilet can waste 200 gallons of water a day!! (According to the EPA in an article entitled “Use your water sense”)
Seriously!! I couldn’t believe it myself, and thought that this would be something everyone might want to check into, especially a leaky toilet. This is how I checked mine:
I added grape juice to the tank (most recommendations say add food coloring, but why would I put those chemicals in my water when a natural sugar-free juice would do), and waited to see if it would end up in the bowl. If color appears in the bowl within 15 minutes you have a leaky bowl that needs fixing. Parts are relatively inexpensive for toilets, and I guarantee cheaper than your water bill will be if it is not fixed. A great way to go green and save money!
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