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Did you know that the average household leak wastes 10,000 gallons of water each year? That’s enough water for 1.5 years of daily showers. Spring is a great time to look for leaks. Try these 3 easy DIY tips:
- Identify toilet leaks: Placing a drop of food coloring in the toilet tank. If any color shows up in the bowl after 10 minutes, you have a leak. (Be sure to flush immediately after the experiment to avoid staining the tank.) Watch the video.
- Look for continuous leaks: If you’re not running water in the house and your meter is moving, you have a continuous leak. Learn how to read your water meter.
- SPEAK UP! In the workplace: Leaks don’t just happen at home. If you see a faucet dripping, a toilet running or broken sprinkler heads, report it to the maintenance staff.
Or, sign up for a free water checkup. HC3 can help you chase down indoor leaks and install water-saving equipment. Be sure to check out Summit County’s Blue River Watershed Water Efficiency Plan for more information on community-wide water conservation efforts.