Fix a Leak Week
Did you know that the average household leak wastes 10,000 gallons of water each year? That’s more than a month’s supply for a family of four. If your water bill is suspiciously high, it’s time to look for leaks or contact your water provider. 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, make sure to report it to the maintenance staff.
Visit the EPA website to learn how to check for leaks in your home. And, be sure to check out Summit County’s Blue River Watershed Water Efficiency Plan for more information on community-wide water conservation efforts.
Are you fixing a leak this week? Share your photos on Facebook and Twitter and be sure to tag High Country Conservation Center!