The Delaware Aqueduct has been leaking 15-35 million gallons of water since the 1990s! To make repairs to the 85-mile aqueduct, it is predicted to take $1.2 billion dollars for structural fixes, $900 million to supply the city with water during the reconstruction period and to be completed by 2022.
Did you know that a toilet with a malfunction can result in $556 a year in water waste? That number could drastically increase if you have repair costs to pay because of damage caused by a leak. Consider that if you are a building owner that has more than one running toilet! With the cost of water rising, those numbers could significantly increase depending on what city you are in. FirstDrops™ could detect those running toilets before they cost you!
WaterSense is a great resource to learn how to tell if your household or business is losing money by paying for water that is going down the drain. Minor water leaks result in 1 trillion gallons of water waste a year! FirstDrops™ could be the solution that monitors your water consumption and detects leaks before they cost you money.
The price of residential water continues to increase, about 3.3% for a family of four, but a slower increase than we have seen in years. There is a more drastic rise in California’s water rates at about 7% due to environmental causes like the five year drought and attempting to reverse water pollution. There has been a decrease in the consumption of water which has slowed the rise in water rates, but as a result utility companies are adding a fixed rate on water bills.