Leaky Faucet

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• how many seconds are in a day?

60 secs X 60 mins. = 3,600 Seconds in an hour

3,600 secs. X 24 Hrs. = 86,400 Seconds in a day

1 Drop/Second

39  Mins + 45 Secs. = 2,385 Seconds

86,400 / 2,385 = 36.23 Cups Wasted Daily

1 gallon = 16 Cups

36.23 / 16 = 2.3 gallons wasted daily

31 days in a month

2.3 X 31 = 71.3 gallons wasted monthly

12 months in a year

71.3 X 12= 855.6 gallons wasted a year.

2 Drops/Second

25 mins + 20 Secs. = 1,520 Seconds

86,400 / 1,520  = 56.84 cups wasted daily

1 gallon = 16 cups

56.84 / 16 = 3.6 gallons wasted daily

31 days in a month

3.6 X 31 = 111.6 gallons wasted monthly

12 months in a year

111.6 X 12 = 1,339.2 gallons wasted a year

3 Drops/Second

6 mins. + 40 secs = 400 seconds

86,400 / 400 = 216 cups wasted daily

1 gallon = 16 cups

216 / 16 =13.5 gallons wasted daily

31 days in a month

13.5 X 31 = 418.5 gallons wasted monthly

12 months in a year

418.5 X 12 = 5,022.0 gallons wasted a year

The energy wasted (Btus) in heating the wasted water would be:

(Assuming the water is heated from 60F to 100F)

1 Drop

2.3 gals a day X 7 days a week = 16.1 gallons wasted a week

16.1 gal/wk X 8.3lb/gal X (100-60) = 5,345.2 Btus

2 Drops

3.6 gals a day X 7 days a week = 25.2 gallons wasted a week

25.2 gal/wk X 8.3lb/gal X (100-60) = 8,366.4 Btus

3 Drops

13.5 gals a day X 7 days a week = 94.5 gallons wasted a week

94.5 gal/wk X 8.3lb/gal X (100-60) = 31,374.0 Btus