Do you think you might have a water leak, or noticed an increase in your water use? According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average household's leaks can account for more than 10,000 gallons. Ten percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day. Even the smallest leaks that go unnoticed can add up quickly.
A leaky toilet flapper can wast up to 950 gallons a week.
What to do?
Identify toilet leaks by placing a drop of food coloring or a toilet leak detection tablet in the toilet tank. If any color shows up in the bowl after 10 minutes, you have a leak.
The average zone on an irrigation system uses approximately 25 gallons per minute (GPM), which is a conservative estimate. Most zones use more, and it's best to water between 12 and 16 GPM.