What To Do If Your Water Consumption Is Higher Than Normal
Leaks in your water distribution system are sometimes easy to detect by the sound. The most common leaks occur in the toilet. If there is a leak, the water level in the tank will normally remain low long after a flush therefore, the ball float never raises high enough to close the valve and the water runs continuously.
Some leaks in the toilet system can be very slow and more difficult to detect. However, one excellent method of spotting a slow leak is to put a couple of drops of food coloring into the tank. Leave the toilet untouched for an hour or so. If the coloring shows up in the bowl, it means the water is seeping past the ball stopper and the flush system is leaking. Test tablets are also available at the Utility Customer Service window during normal business hours.
You may also check for leaks by making sure all the water is turned off in the house and ensuring that all outside faucets are off. After confirming that all faucets are off, locate your water meter and determine if the dials are moving. If any of the dials are moving and all water is off, you have a leak somewhere from your meter to your house. If no faucets or toilets have a leak, a plumber should be called to review your system.
If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact Utility Customer Service in person, by phone, or by email during normal business hours.
Utility Customer Service Department
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