Water Science Activity Center
- Biggest water problem in the future?
- Vote for your favorite water body!
- How serious are these environmental problems?
- Water Shortage! How would you fix it?
- Where does the water cycle begin?
- How much water falls during a storm?
- How much water does a dripping faucet waste?
- How much water does it take to grow a hamburger?
Water Science Activities
Drip Calculator: How much water does a leaking faucet waste?
There is no scientific definition of the volume of a faucet drip, but after measuring a number of kitchen and bathroom sink faucets, for our calculations below (numbers are rounded), we are going to use 1/4 milliliter (ml) as the volume of a faucet drip. By these drip estimates:
- One gallon = 15,140 drips
- One liter = 4,000 drips
Looking at it this way, it seems like that drop of water down the drain is pretty insignificant. Use the form below to see how all those drops flowing in "real time" can add up to a flood.
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