Water Leaks

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Water Leaks in your home

Did you receive an abnormally high water bill?  Do you keep hearing water running and you can’ t put your finger on it?  If the answer to either one of these questions is yes, then you might have a water leak.

Step 1 – Make sure all your faucets are off – remember to check the ones outside as well.

Step 2 – Find your water meter.  It is usually in the laundry room or utility closet.  Check close to the hot water tank if you are having problems locating it.

Step 3 – With all known sources of water off, does your meter show that water is being used.  You might want to right the number down and then come back in 15-30 minutes without using any water and see if it has changed.  If it has, your leak probably has gone up.

Step 4 – Start to look for your leak.  The most common water leak is due to the toilet.  The second most common leak is faucets. 

Step 5 – Follow the steps for Leaky Toilet and Leaky Faucet.

To calculate the water loss or for more information - go to http://www.awwa.org/ or their drip calculator.

If you have further concerns you can contact the Utilities Division at, 630-350-3542, and set up and appointment with one of our crew to do readings, and assist you in finding and correcting the problem.


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