HOW MUCH WATER IS LOST?

LEAK SOURCE TYPICAL LEAKAGE RATE GALLONS/DAY USED GALLONS/MONTH USED
Running Toilet 1 gallon/minute 1,440 43,200
Leaking faucet 1 drip/second 9 259
Leaking showerhead 10 drips/minute 1.4 43
In-Ground irrigation line 1/32" in diameter (about the thickness of a dime) 210 6,300
Overflow tube in toilet tank 1/4" in diameter 7,200 - 8,640 216,600 - 259,200
A garden hose left running or missing sprinkler head 1/2" in diameter 14,440 - 17,280 433,200 - 518,400
170 GALLONS PER DAY WOULD BE A STEADY DRIP
288 GALLONS PER DAY WOULD BE 1 GALLON EVERY 5 MINUTES
970 GALLONS PERDAY WOULD BE A SMALL STREAM
1440 GALLONS PER DAY WOULD BE 1 GALLON EVERY MINUTE
2880 GALLONS PER DAY WOULD BE 2 GALLONS EVERY MINUTE
(AN AVERAGE TOILET LEAK)
                     

COST OF LEAKS

                      APPROX COST PER QUARTER

    (IN ADDITON TO NORMAL USAGE CHARGES WITH NO LEAK)
GALLONS PER DAY GALLONS PER QTR Ccf PER QTR WATER SEWER TOTAL WTR/SWR
170 15300 20 $ 21.00 $ 25.20 $ 46.20
288 25920 35 $ 36.75 $ 44.10 $ 80.85
970 87300 117 $ 108.78 $ 147.42 $ 256.20
1440 129600 173 $ 155.82 $ 217.98 $ 373.80
2880 259200 346 $ 301.14 $ 435.96 $ 737.10