You could be losing upwards of 4,000 gallons of water a month.  That is the word from Illinois American Water as it teams with the EPA to raise awareness of how much water is lost annually to leaks.  Fix A Leak Week runs through Sunday.

Illinois American Water spokesman Karen Cotton tells The Big Z there are some areas around the house that are notorious for leaks.

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With more than 110-million households in the nation, even small leaks can turn into more than a trillion gallons of water lost each year.  She says a hole no bigger than the size of a period in a sentence can cause a loss of 4,000 gallons in a month, which is enough for a shower every day.


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