Seek a Leak
A faucet that drips once every five seconds can waste up to 100 gallons a month.
How to do a leak check:
- Turn off all water consuming appliances and faucets.
- Find your water meter, usually located at the front curb.
- Look at the red meter dial in the shape of a small triangle.
- A moving dial probably means you have a leak.
- Perform this test at least one more time during the day to double check.
Locating a leak:
If you have a leak, your toilet may be the culprit. To find out
- Drop dark food coloring dye into the tank of the toilet and wait 10 minutes. If color appears in the bowl, you have a leak.
- Check all faucets. Leaky faucets, both indoor and outdoor, are also leak culprits. Change the washers in these faucets.
- If you still cannot locate your leak, check for moist spots around and under your home’s plumbing and around indoor plumbing.