Verify that your home is leak-free!
Verify that your home is leak-free! Many homes have hidden water leaks.
1. Turn off all faucets both inside and outside your home.
2. Look at your water meter (usually located in a ground vault somewhere near the front of your home). If the dial is moving, you may have a leak. Make a note of the meter reading (the numbers on the dial).
4. Leaving all water turned off, read your water meter two hours later. If the meter shows a higher number, there is probably a leak somewhere in your yard or home.
Repair dripping faucets
1.Repair dripping faucets by replacing washers. If your faucet is dripping at the rate of one drop per second, you can expect to waste 2,700 gallons per year, which will add to the cost of water and sewer bills.
2.Visit your local hardware store to find the needed parts or to get further repair instructions.
Check toilet leaks
1.Add a few drops of food coloring to the tank or use a leak test kit.
2.If the toilet is leaking, color will appear in the toilet bowl within 30 minutes.
3.Check the toilet for worn out, corroded or bent parts. Most replacement parts are inexpensive, readily available and easily installed. CLWA or your local water supplier can provide you with a free toilet leak test kit.