Repair Dripping / Leaking Faucets & Showerheads

Dripping or leaking faucets/showerheads add up. Just one drop every 2 seconds wastes more than 1,000 gallons per year.

Repair Dripping Faucets

  • Repair dripping faucets by replacing washers. If your faucet is dripping at a rate of one drop per second, you can expect to waste 2,700 gallons per year. Seattle Public Utilities provides an educational video on how to fix a leaky faucet.
  • Retrofit all household faucets by installing aerators with flow restrictors to slow the flow of water.