Water-wise tip: Fix toilet leaks fast

Published: Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014 - 12:00 am

This is part of a weekly feature in Home & Garden, highlighting ways residents can save water.

•  Don’t let toilet flush money down the drain – fix leaks fast.

How much can a little leak cost in terms of wasted water? According to experts, leaky toilets typically waste 30 to 50 gallons a day. Ignore that leak for a month and that’s 900 to 1,500 wasted gallons.

Most water agencies offer free test kits to check if there’s a slow leak in your toilet allowing water to escape the tank into the bowl. For your kit, contact your agency.

For more tips, visit www.BeWaterSmart.info. That website also offers links to most local water agencies as well as rebate programs.

– Debbie Arrington

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