Check your faucets at home -- do any of them drip? Well, maybe it's just a small
drip -- how much water can a little drip waste?
True, a single drip won't waste much water.
But think about each faucet in your home dripping a little bit all day long.
What if every faucet in every home on your block ... in your town ...
in your state also dripped? The drips would add up to a flood of water
wasted down the drain.|
According to to
a small drip has a volume of about 1/4 of a milliliter (0.25 ml).
So, by my estimates, there are about 4,000 drips in a liter of water. A gallon
is equal to 3.7854 liters, so, by the math (4,000 times 3.7854), we have about
15,100 drips per gallon.