Here's how much that dripping faucet will cost you

Here's how much that dripping faucet will cost you. (WPDE)

When the temperature outside drops, some people let their faucets drip in order to keep their pipes from freezing.

But how much will the running water cost you? Turns out, it's a lot less than a frozen pipe.

The United States Geological Survey has a tool that lets you figure out exactly how many gallons of water you're using.

ABC15 tested it out, simulating one faucet flowing at a rate of one drip per second.

Over the course of one day, it uses five gallons of water, which costs a few cents in Horry County.

Still, over the course of a few days or weeks and with multiple faucets in a house, the dollars can add up quickly.

If it's too late and your pipes are already frozen, here's how to deal with them.

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