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REMEMBER TO READ YOUR WATER METER REGULARLY….

Monday, November 27, 2017

REMEMBER TO READ YOUR WATER METER REGULARLY….
IT CAN HELP YOU KEEP YOUR BILLS AS LOW AS POSSIBLE
Customers are responsible for all water consumption, including consumption caused by leaks. By detecting leaks early, you help keep bills as low as possible.
Leaks can cost you hundreds of dollars! The following tips can help prevent water waste and save you money:
1. Check the flow indicator (red triangle) on your meter on a regular basis to help detect leaks. Note: The flow indicator should not turn unless water is knowingly being used.
2. Toilets are the main cause of most undetected leaks – ensure that all toilets are functioning properly.
a) Check your toilets for leaks
Put a little food coloring in your toilet tank. If, without flushing, the color begins to appear in the bowl within 30 minutes, you have a leak that should be repaired immediately. Most replacement parts are inexpensive and easy to install.
b) Check faucets and pipes for leaks
Even the smallest drip from a worn faucet washer can waste 20 or more gallons of water per day. Larger leaks can waste hundreds of gallons.
3. Check for hidden water leaks – Read the house water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter does not read exactly the same, there is a leak.
FIX ANY LEAKS AS SOON AS THEY ARE DETECTED.