Drinking Water Week continues! Today we are encouraging people to check and fix leaks inside and outside the home to prevent water waste.
To check for leaks inside:
Shut off everything connected to water.
Inspect the home’s flow indicator on the water meter.
If the indicator continues to move, even with everything off, there’s a leak somewhere in the home.
Make sure to check all faucets and under the sinks for dripping too!
To check for a leaky toilet:
Place a few drops of food coloring in the holding tank.
Wait five minutes without flushing.
There’s a leak if coloring appears in the bowl.
To check for leaks outside:
Check the lawn for wet spots or pools of water around spray heads.
Brown or muddy spots would also indicate there is a leak in the irrigation system.
Learn more at our Household Leaks webpage.