Water Leaks & Adjustments

  1. High Water Readings
  2. Detecting Leaks
  3. How to Read your Meter
  4. Leak Adjustments

High Water Readings

  • High readings may result from company, watering, pool filling, etc.  If these do not apply, you need to check for leaks.   It is important it is done immediately as the water being lost is registering on your meter which will result in a higher water/sewer bill.
  • CHECK THOSE TOILETS!  Toilets are a good place to start as they can be silent, intermittent and will use a lot of water–up to 1,000 gal per day.  To test your toilet: put food coloring into the tank (10-12 drops), DO NOT FLUSH, wait 15-30 minutes and look into the bowl.  If ANY color is in the bowl, you have a leaking trip seal and repairs are in order.
  • Check your faucets - inside and out.  Replacing the rubber O-ring or washer inside the valve will usually stop a dripping faucet.