Monday, April 28, 2008

Save Water & Cash on your Bill

It is a known fact that 20-35 % of toilets leak about a gallon per hour. How do you determine if yours is one? Here are a few tips to checking for toilet leaks. Find you water meter and write down the reading, then turn off all water fixtures in your home, don't use any water for one hour, then recheck your meter. If the meter reading has changed you may have a leak. Another way is to drop food coloring into the tank of the toilet. If the colored water makes its way to your toilet bowl after a few minutes then you have a lose flapper. This alone can add thousands of gallons of water to your usage each billing cycle. Save water and $ and make sure you are leak free!

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