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Fixing leaks is as easy as one, two, three… on this CurrentCast. Wirth: “An American home can waste on average more than eleven thousand gallons of water every year due to things like running toilets, dripping faucets, and other common household leaks.” That’s Karen Wirth of the EPA’s WaterSense program. She provides a three-step solution: check, tighten, and replace. If you have a water meter, one way to check for leaks is to read it before leaving the house and when you get back. If it ran while no one was home, you have a leak. Toilets and faucets are likely culprits, but look outside, too, at irrigation systems and spigots. Once you find the problem, twist and tighten any leaky valves. Finally, replace worn-out parts or appliances.