The cost of a running toilet

If you had to take a guess on how much water a leaky toilet would cost you how much would it be? $15, $20 maybe $200? Here’s a simple break down on how much it might be costing you.

The average cost per gallon of water in the United States is $0.002. Every state is a little different but it’s safe to take the average. Now the toilet is going to be running 24 hours, 7 days a week. All toilets are little different but on average a running toilet will leak 1-2 gallons per minute.

31 Days x 24 Hours x 60 Minutes x 2 Gallons = 89,280 Gallons x $0.002 Average Price per Gallon = $178.56 (2,142.72 yearly)

31 Days x 24 Hours x 60 Minutes x 1 Gallon = 44,640 Gallons x $0.002 Average Price per Gallon = $89.28 (1,071.36 yearly)

The cheapest toilet at Home Depot is $88.00 while we aren’t recommending the cheapest by any means. We will say the cost is much less to repair or replace a running toilet then to spend money on running water.

If you have a running toilet that needs to be repairs or replaced contact the professionals at Elite Plumbing Services.