Many families don’t realize that leaky faucets and toilets and other water-gobbling problems can cost them a lot of money each year. The good news? Many common water wasters can be fixed quickly and inexpensively Here’s what to look out for:
Little leaks. A dripping faucet can send gallons of water down the drain every day.
Inefficient shower heads. Putting in new, water-saving shower heads can have a big impact on your bill.
Problem toilets. Older toilets can use a lot more water than newer models, especially if an older one has a leak. Take a few minutes to inspect each toilet; you can typically hear and see evidence of leaks.
Another good way to save? Talk to your water company. Many municipalities have water-saving programs and incentives that can save you money. In some cases, they may be able to determine if you need a water pressure regulator, which could help cut down on your water use.