NHDES: Leaks Amount For Approx. 14% of NH Indoor Water Use

By Joe Gullo

Published 03/17 2014 01:11PM

Updated 03/17 2014 01:12PM

CONCORD, N.H. - The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services is encouraging homeowners to fix leaking household faucets and toilets for Fix a Leak Week.

A press release says Americans waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water from household leaks each year. 

“Leaking toilets and other household fixtures are responsible for approximately 13.7% of indoor water use” noted NHDES Commissioner, Tom Burack. “The average annual water bill for a single family home in NH is about $415, so homeowners could save on average $60 dollars on their water bill just by fixing leaks in their home!”

Officials say all you have to do is check, twist, and replace fixtures if necessary.

To find tips on how to find leaks and easy instructions for repairing leaks visit the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Protection Agency's website.

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