According to the EPA, A leaky faucet that drips at the rate of one drip per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons per year. That’s the amount of water needed to take more than 180 showers. If you have a pesky pipe that has been dripping, fix it! Every drop is a few cents! If you don’t have any noticeable leaks, but your water bill is still high, it is worth it to take a look around the house. One way to check for hidden leaks is to monitor your water meter. Check your water meter before and after a two-hour period when water isn’t being used. If the meter reading changes between these two time periods, you may have a leak. Some other common indications of hidden leaks include damp walls and mold growth, weak water pressure, pavement cracks, and abnormally expensive water bills. Having trouble telling the difference between water damage, mold, or mildew, then check out our article.