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Check and fix leaks during Drinking Water Week

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Check and fix leaks during Drinking Water Week

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.

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