Household leaks account for more than 1.7 trillion (1,700,000,000,000) gallons wasted every year!
That means the average household wastes more than 10,000 gallons every year in leaks.
Toilets are by far the main source of water use in the home, accounting for nearly 30% of an average home’s indoor water consumption.
A single toilet with a leaking flapper can waste up to 200 gallons per day (enough water for 50 flushes).
1 in 5 toilets leak (20%)
On average, a toilet is flushed 5 times per day. In a hotel, it can be up to 7, accounting for housekeeping flushing the toilet during cleaning.
Water is paid for twice, once when the water comes into the facility, and a second time when it exits the facility as sewage. Sewer billing is based on water usage.
The cost of sewage tends to be greater than the price of the incoming water in highly populated areas.
In 2017, the total amount of insurance payouts for water damage was $13 billion. The average claim cost about $10,000.
Since 2010, the price of a monthly water bill for a family of 4 has increased an average of 41% in 20 of the largest U.S. cities and in 10 regionally representative cities, as chosen by Circle of Blue