Leakage Calculator

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Leakage Calculator

HOW MUCH WATER IS YOUR CITY LOSING A DAY?

The average US utility loses 14% of its drinking water each day to leaking pipes. Also, AWWA permits legacy pipe systems like PVC and Ductile Iron to have allowable leakage the day the are put in the ground. HDPE pipe uses fusion to create a leak-fee joint and AWWA says it is a "leak-free" pipe in C-906-15. Use this leakage calculator to see how much your city is losing each year.

Plug in your city's population here, then hit Enter key:

PE PipePVC PipeDuctile Iron Pipe
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Gallons of water allowed to leak per year

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Gallons of water allowed to leak over the next 50 years