I read a blog post earlier today about sinks/faucets and this quote jumped out to me:  “If you have a faucet that drips once every minute, that amounts to 54.75 gallons of water wasted annually.”

(source:  Quality Bath)

I’m not 100% as to whether or not that stat is true, but one thing is for sure, a drippy sink WASTES.  So now the more important question is, how do I fix and potentially prevent this from happening?

I scoured the Internet for appropriate (and affordable) steps the average person can make.  Quality Bath suggests hire a plumber or install a new faucet because most likely the sink was improperly installed.  However, I would suggest going straight to the person who installed the sink to get them to do it for free/extremely discounted price, or if that is not an option, go with the plumber before automatically giving in to buy a new sink.

Most importantly, please please please take note if your sink is dripping.  My friend Abbi keeps telling me that it takes 20 days to create a habit, so force yourself to be attentive for 3 weeks and hopefully it’ll make a difference in the long run.  You’ll save the world’s precious resources as well as your own money.