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Toilet Leaks

Toilet leaks are one of the most common and costly leaks. Hundreds of gallons a day can be wasted on toilet leaks. Although they tend to be invisible, you can often hear the sound of water running.

It’s best to check for leaks twice each year. Check your toilet for parts which are out of adjustment or worn out. Leaks usually occur in the overflow pipe or the plunger ball.

After you have fixed the leak, use the leak indicator on your water meter to verify successful repair.

How Much Water is Wasted?
A leak of _______ per minute, wastes_________ gallons per month.
1 pint 5,475
1 quart 10,950
½ gallon 21,900
1 gallon 43,800
3 gallons 131,400

High Efficiency Toilet Rebate Program
If you have an old toilet, it’s probably best to replace it.

Replace a Water Guzzling Toilet, Receive $100!
Rebate Qualifications and Application.

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