Common Sources of Water Leaks

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. 


A leaky faucet dripping at the rate of one drip per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons of water per year.

What to do?
Check out EPA's WaterSense Fix a Leak page. You'll find tips on how to make minor household repairs.

sprinkler headOutdoor Irrigation Systems

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.

What to do?
Schedule an on-site irrigation inspection by contacting Stephen Olinski, Irrigation Inspector:
Phone: (817) 728-3616
Email Stephen Olinski

You may also contact the Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) to schedule an irrigation evaluation. Mansfield has partnered with TRWD to offer this free service for residents.


A shower leaking 10 drips per minute wastes more than 500 gallons per year.

What to do?
Check out the EPA's WaterSense Fix a Leak page to find helpful DIY quick tips, and get more information on WaterSense labeled products that can help conserve water around the house.