How can I tell if I have leaks in my home plumbing system?
  • Check your water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter changes at all, you probably have a leak.
  • Examine faucet gaskets and pipe fittings for any water on the outside of the pipe to check for surface leaks.
  • Identify toilet leaks by placing a drop of food coloring in the toilet tank. If any color shows up in the bowl before you flush, you have a leak.

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1. How can I tell if I have leaks in my home plumbing system?
2. How concerned should I be about a leaky toilet?
3. Which uses more water, a bath or a shower?
4. What indoor home activity uses the most water?
5. How can I conserve water with my swimming pool?
6. What is drip irrigation?
7. How is water recycled / reclaimed?
8. Is recycled / reclaimed water safe?
9. Are reclaimed water and potable water systems interconnected?
10. What can consumers do?
11. Is it safe for children to play on grass irrigated by recycled water?