1. Determining if there is a leak in the home.
a) Look at your inside meter and take notice if the small
triangle on the meter is moving. If no water is being used,
there would be no movement of this triangle. If the triangle
is moving, there is a leak in the home or someone is currently
2. Locating the leak in the home.
One of the most likely places for a leak to occur is the
toilet. To check for a leak do the following:
a) If you have checked the meter and the black triangle
is spinning, you then should go to the toilet(s) in the
property and shut them off at their shut off valves. Recheck
the meter to determine if this stops the black triangle
from spinning. If it does, then proceed to turn on the toilet(s)
at their shut off valves until you can determine which one
is causing the triangle to spin.
b) Drop a few drops of food coloring in the tank (the back)
of the toilet and wait a few minutes. Do not flush the toilet.
If the food coloring makes it's way down to the bowl of
the toilet there is a leak. When the toilet is running properly
there will be no food coloring in the bowl.
c) Check all faucets and spigots in or on the property
to verify they are properly shut off.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO HAVE YOUR
LEAKS REPAIRED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO AVOID HIGH WATER/SEWER
BILLS SINCE THESE BILLS ARE CALCULATED BASED ON THE CONSUMPTION
REFLECTED BY THE METER READINGS.
MONEY DON’T WASTE IT…
per quarter at 60 psi
water pressure in:
A continuous leak from a hole these sizes at
an average household water pressure of 60 psi would, over
a three-month period, result in the wastes listed above. This
information provided by Rockwell International.