Check for Possible Leaks
The following will help you determine if a leak is occurring and if it's in your service line or in your home:
- Turn off all faucets and make sure there are no running appliances (washer, dishwasher, outside faucets)
- Locate Your Meter - It will be located in the County Right of Way
- Open the Meter - Check to see if it is rotating; if it's rotating you have water moving through the meter
- Go back to your home and shut off the main water valve to your house - generally this is located outside a door, near a garage, and sometimes underneath the house.
- Check the meter again to see if it is rotating.
- If it has stopped, the possible leak is somewhere in your home or any buildings or accessories tying it off from your house
- If it is still rotating, the possible leak is somewhere in the service line to your home or any buildings that may bypass your home
how to check for Toilet Leaks
The District office has toilet dye strips available. You may also use food coloring. Place food coloring drops or the toilet dye strips in the tank of the toilet, let it sit for 15 to 30 minutes, or overnight. If the coloring appears in the bowl, you have a leaky toilet.
Sometimes a minor adjustment to the arm of the float inside the tank can fix a leaking toilet. It may also be a bad flapper seal.