LEAKY TAPS – A Costly Mistake for your Wallet

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Leaky faucets waste thousands of litres of fresh water each year, It’s a costly mistake for your wallet and the environment which needs to be avoided. 

While we focus on these situations only in institutions & offices, these tips can also apply to homes & apartment to cut costs and save water. A slow drip can waste about 21-30 litres of water per day, adding up to more than 10,000+ litres of water per annum. A more significant faucet leak can waste 90 to hundreds of litres of wastewater per day. 

Simple formula

Money wasted = Cost of Water leaked + Water Management Cost

Common types of leaks found in the office include worn out toilet flappers/washer, dripping faucets, and other leaking valves at Kitchen or cafeteria. Offices with garden should also inspect drip system to identify leaks.

Keep your office & homes leak-free, in most cases, fixture replacement parts don’t require a major investment. Reducing water consumption will also save money on pumping equipment’s, and in turn will lower the cost of transporting water, potentially further reducing your water bill.

Leak Detection Methods:

A good method to check for leaks is to examine your average water usage. If any irregularity observed, than you probably have a leak in pipes.Check your water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter does not read exactly the same, you probably have a leak.One way to find out if you have a toilet leak is to place a drop of food coloring agent in the toilet tank. If the color shows up in the bowl within 15 minutes without flushing, you have a leak. Make sure to flush immediately after this experiment to avoid staining the tank. Award employees if they detect a leak. Plan and make sure every leak is reported to the management.

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