Water Conservation Tips
Studies show that dripping faucets and leaking toilets account for as much as 14% of all indoor water use, equivalent to 10 gallons (38 liters) per person of water lost per day.
Read Your Water Meter
Use your water meter to check for leaks in your home.
Start by turning off all faucets and water-using appliances and make sure no one uses water during the testing period.
Take a reading on your water meter, wait for about 30 minutes, and then take a second reading. If the dial has moved, you have a leak.
Check for Leaky Toilets
The most common source of leaks is the toilet. Check toilets for leaks by placing a few drops of food coloring in the tank.
If after 15 minutes the dye shows up in the bowl, the toilet has a leak.
Leaky toilets can usually be repaired inexpensively by replacing the flapper.
Check for Leaky Faucets
The next place to check for leaks is your sink and bathtub faucets.
Dripping faucets can usually be repaired by replacing the rubber O-ring or washer inside the valve.