Fixing household leaks helps lower water bills


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — If you’re looking to save money in your household budget, you may need to look no further than your toilets.

Household leaks are the cause of 90 percent of high water bills, and a majority of those leaks come from a work out toilet flapper.

This week is Fix A Leak Week, and the Birmingham Water Works Board is encouraging people to fix leaks in their toilets and faucets to save thousands of dollars in wasted water.

A constantly running toilet can waste 200 gallons of water a day.

“One trillion gallons of water is wasted from households each year, because of simple things like your toilet flappers and faucets,” Rick Jackson said. “So, what we’re doing is wanting to get the awareness out that you can fix these problems at home and lower your water bills.

The average U.S. home can leak enough water in one year to fill a backyard swimming pool.

For more tips on saving money on your water bill, click here.

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