Measure and Estimate Water Wasted Due to Leaks

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 & 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.
Enter # of drips per minute:      Enter your time in seconds: 
 Water Waste in  

Daily Waste Monthly Waste (30 days) Yearly Waste

Source: WaterWiser
Return to Water Resources
Contact: Hari Srinivas -