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- Measure and Estimate Water Wasted Due to Leaks
Consumer Water Center - Conservation
Drips per Minute
For smaller/slower leaks... simply count the number of drips in one minute from the leaky fixture. Note: 5 drips per second
amounts to a steady stream.
    bucket.gif - 1706 Bytes "Bucket & Stopwatch Method"
For larger/more rapid leaks...
hold an 8 ounce cup under the dripping fixture and time, in seconds, how long it takes to fill the cup.
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Information Source: Water Audits and Leak Detection © 2004 American Water Works Association

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