How much water is wasted because of dripping taps every year?


Assume you have a single faucet that drips once per second in your house. That averages  60 drips per minute and 3,600 drips per hour, for a total of 86,400 drips per day and 31,536,000 drips per year.

  • Then we must calculate the total volume of all those drips. Since there is no exact definite volume for a faucet drip  since the exact volume of each drip will vary.
  • We’ll estimate that each drip is 1/4 millilitre in volume (ml).
  • A gallon contains approximately 3,785 ml, which equates to 15,140 drips per gallon.
  • Our 1-second dripping faucet loses over 5 gallons a day and 2,083 gallons per year.
  • If your faucet drips more often, or if you have more than one drippy faucet in your house, the numbers can only rise.

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