IBM infographic series points out how this key resource is being wasted through faulty urban infrastructure.
IBM has put together a series of infographics that highlights alarming statistics about just how much water is wasted due to faulty pipes and leaking faucets. According to the data, a faucet that drips one drop per second, would waste 27,000 gallons of water annually. Worldwide, up to 60 percent of water is lost due to leaky pipes.
Furthermore, water usage has been increasing at twice the rate of population growth in the last century. The simple solution would be to fix the broken pipes, but in the U.S. alone the estimated cost to fix its current water system would be $335 billion over 20 years. Read more of in the infographics below.