Dripping faucets, running toilets
and outside hoses left running or dripping are found to be the most likely
places that leaks are found. Large amounts of water can be lost thru
leaks in the home.
How do I spot a leaking
Toilets are sometimes called
"silent" leaks because they cannot always be heard.
They may run and leak one time, stop, and then start leaking another
time. If you think your toilet is leaking you can use the dye test
to check. Food coloring works best: use green, red or orange,
put a few drops in the tank portion of the toilet - do this at night while
not in use - and if the dye is in the bowl portion of the toilet in the
morning, the toilet is leaking. This can usually be repaired by
replacing the parts inside the toilet tank. These parts can be
purchased at any local plumbing supply for a reasonable price.
Who is responsible for a
In order to find out who is
responsible, the curb stop will be turned off by the MUA. This determines which side
of the curb stop the leak is on. If the leak stops, it becomes the
homeowners responsibility to have the leak fixed as soon as possible. If the
leak does not
stop, it would be determined that the leak was on the MUAs side of the curb
stop and the operations crew would be scheduled to repair the leak as soon
See how a residential meter is read and
calculated for minimum billing.