Energy Tip of the Week: Turn Off the Tap; E-Inside; August 17, 2017

Do not forget to turn off the tap, unless you plan on swimming laps. If you are using a tap that is not on a sensor or timer, be conscious of how long the water needs to run.Energy Tip of the Week: Turn Off the Tap


  • Commercial buildings accounted for an estimated 10 percent of all water use in the United States.
  • Domestic needs/restrooms are the largest water end uses in offices and schools.
  • A leaking toilet can waste more than 21,000 gallons per month, at a cost of about $2,100 per year!


  • Turn off the faucet while you lather your hands.
  • Turn off the faucet when you finish using the water.
  • Notify your facility manager if you see or hear any leaks.
POSTED: Thursday, August 17, 2017 12:00 AM
Updated: Saturday, December 3, 2022 01:02 AM