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The Plain Talk Series - #61

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The Plain Talk Series - #61

Today's question: How can I tell if my toilet is leaking?

"Plain Talk" answer: To check, put a few drops of food coloring in the tank, wait about 15 minutes and look in the bowl. If the food coloring shows up there, the tank is leaking and should be fixed. Toilets should be checked for leaks every year.

Some utilities give away conservation kits with food coloring tablets, flow restrictors and plastic bags to fill with water and put in toilet tanks.

For more information on this and many other water-related topics, check out "Plain Talk About Drinking Water" by Dr. James M. Symons.

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