- Water tank on commode:
- Seeping feed valve causing overflow
- Ball or flap valve not seating
- Dye strips are available in the office to assist you in check this area or a few drops of food coloring can be dropped in the tank of your commode. If the color seeps to the bowl, you have a faulting ball or flap. This should be replaced as soon as possible as a leak of this type will increase both water and sewer charges.
- Water heater filling or leaking
- Dripping faucets in tub, shower, lavatory, sink, outside hydrant leaking etc
- Relief valve on water heater open or seeping
- Outside faucet open or dripping
- Washer or dishwasher feed valve open or seeping
- Hose in yard turned on or leaking
- Unknown lines in yard or to other outlets
- Leaking pipes or fittings in house or in line between the meter and house
- Water feed to heating boiler on humidifier
- Swimming pool, fishpond, fountain etc.
- Water to air conditioning cooling tower running or leaking
- Water softener equipment
- Any equipment connected to water lines
- Service line to out building leaking
Most water meters have a red leak indicator hand. If you have a leak and cannot determine the location, turn your main house valve off and watch the leak indicator hand. If the hand stops turning, you may have a leak on the outlet side of that valve. If the hand continues to turn, you may have a leak between the meter and the main house valve. This will save you valuable time and money when attempting to locate a leak. You are responsible for any leaks that occur on the outlet side of the water meter.
At 40 pounds of pressure...
...100 drops per minute wastes 350 gallons/month
... A 1/32" diameter hole leaks 8.83 gallons/hour or 212 gallons/day
... A 1/4 " diameter hole leaks 565 gallons/hour or 13,652 gallons/day