Tips for Calculating Wasted Water

Determine how much water could be saved in a home with these basic tips for calculating wasted water.
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You can find out exactly how much water is being wasted in a home by going online and finding a drip calculator. Count the number of drips per minute then enter that number into the computer.

check water meter for unusual activity

check water meter for unusual activity

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An easy way to determine if pipes are leaking is to shut down any possible leaking fixtures using the isolation stops or hose caps and then check the water meter for activity.

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