Having A Leak!


Hi folks, I’m Jon Mullen the Energy Evangelist. This month we're looking at savings on your water resources, and today we’re talking about having a leak! It might be in the bathroom or it could be anywhere else in the building.

If you know you have a leak then get it fixed. A tap dripping every 5 seconds can waste up to 2,500 litres of water each year. This will cost you at least £30 a year per leak. Why is that money not in your pocket instead of going down the drain?

Another invisible leak can be in your toilets. The first step to discover a leak is to stand in complete silence and just listen to your toilet. Some people might find this very therapeutic but we’re not into it. If you can hear a constant hiss of water escaping for more than 3 minutes then you probably have a problem. Or another way to confirm this is to make sure the cistern is full, and then add a few drops of food colouring, or anything which will colour the water in the cistern. Then just leave it for 5 minutes. If you see the water change colour in the toilet bowl without flushing the toilet then you have a leaking toilet. This could easily be wasting 500 litres of water every day and will cost you over £300 a year. So speak to you friendly plumber and get it fixed.

I’m Jon Mullen the Energy Evangelist. Come and find out how to save more energy and cash at EnergyEvangelist.co.uk