Detect Water Leaks with the 10-Minute WaterSense Challenge

Did you know that easy-to-fix water leaks account for nearly 1 trillion gallons of water wasted each year in U.S. homes? In fact, the average household leaks almost 10,000 gallons of water per year, or the amount of water it takes to wash nearly 300 loads of laundry, and could be costing you an extra 10 percent on your water bills.

That is why EPA’s WaterSense program celebrates Fix A Leak Week each year to remind you to do a thorough check of your home and landscape. In just 10 minutes, you can search your home for leaks and crack down on water waste.

Many common household leaks are quick to find and easy to fix. Worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and leaking showerheads all are easily correctable and can save on your utility bill expenses and water in your community. So put on your detective hat, lace up your running shoes, and take this 10-minute challenge to detect and chase down leaks!

Start by Gathering Clues

These clues can help you detect leaks before you even start investigating your home.

Check Your Utility Bill
A place to start is to examine your utility bill for January or February […]