How much water can a leaking toilet waste?

Leakin Toilets Plumber replacing a toilet inlet valve

Have you ever wondered how much water your leaking toilet can waste in a day?

Have you tried to translate this into actual dollars lost per billing cycle?

Believe it or not, the average leaking toilet can lose between 30,000 litres and 70,000 litres between every water bill.

Next time you are trying to go sleep, and you hear the slight hissing noise, or the bump sound your pipes make when your toilet cistern is filling, you can do the sums. Like counting sheep, it may put you to sleep. Or you may end up wide eyed, worrying about your next water bill.

The average leaking toilet cistern will lose between 0.25 litres of water up to a litre of water per minute. To work out how much this will cost you, multiply the estimated loss per minute by 60 minutes in an hour. Multiply this figure by 24 hours in a day. Multiply that figure by 92 days in a billing quarter.

Then divide it by 1000. This will tell you how many Kilolitres you have lost. Multiply this by the amount you are paying per kilolitre.

As you can see it is a lot of wasted water and money. Now think about how many toilets you have in your home or workplace.

Leaking toilets are easily repaired by professional plumbers. Even if the toilet cistern needs to be replaced, the cost can be less expensive than two quarterly water bills combined.

If you can hear water running at night, there is good chance that you have a water leak or a leaking toilet. It is time to call a plumbing professional.

We can help.