Faucet Leak Information
A leaky faucet is a common household water waster. A steady drip at the rate of one drop per second wastes 192 gallons of water a month.
The first step in fixing a leaky faucet is to identify the faucet type. Although there are hundreds of different styles, sizes and shapes, faucets can be divided into two basic types: compression faucets and washerless faucets.
Find out more by visiting the sites below:
- Don't Waste A Drop - OSE
A PDF file on finding, fixing and preventing indoor water leaks. Faucets are covered on pages 13-17.
- Leaky Faucet Overview - DIY Network
Short video on faucet basics
- Fixing a Leaky Faucet - This Old House.com
Web page with information on different types of faucets and how to fix them