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LEAKS
Recommendations
Are water leaks costing you money?  Periodically you should:
  • Check all faucets for drips.  Replace worn and leaking washers, gaskets, pipes or defective fixtures.
  • Check for leaks on outside faucets, and make sure the valve closes properly.
  • Check toilets for leaks - they are the most common cause of high bills!  Check the overflow of the tank to make sure no water is running over (float level may be set too high).  The flapper valve in the bottom of the tank is also a location of a possible leaking toilet.  To check for a flapper valve leak, put a small amount of food coloring in the toilet tank after it has filled.  Do no flush the toilet for at least an hour, or overnight if possible.  If the food coloring shows up in the bowl without flushing, you probably have a leaking flapper or plunger ball valve.  For further information or assistance, contact Water Billing at (630) 852-7000.

Leak Chart - This chart shows the amount of water that can be lost (and billed to your account) for various size leaks.