You know there are weeks and days devoted to nearly every imaginable thing or cause? Well, the Environmental Protection Agency has designated this week (March 16-20, 2009) as "Fix a Leak Week." According to the website, the average American home has dripping faucets and leaking toilets that waste 11,000 gallons of water each year. That's a lot of water! By fixing small leaks and water runs, you will help the environment and save money as well.
In my area, water costs $4.08 for every 1,000 gallons, plus various taxes and surcharges. That would be almost $50 per year, plus the general wastefulness of it. Plus, if 11,000 is the average, I'm sure that some homes are wasting way more water than that.
Take a few minutes this week to check your plumbing and make any repairs. It's worth the time!