Did you know every year, on average, household leaks can account for nearly 10,000 gallons of water wasted, and approximately ten percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day?
To combat our drought conditions, there are ways you can do your part to check your home for these leaks. Common types of leaks found in the home are worn toilet flappers and running toilets, dripping faucets, water softeners, water heaters, and other leaking valves. These types of leaks are often easy to fix and require only a few tools and hardware that can pay for themselves in water savings. Correcting household water leaks can save homeowners approximately 10 percent on their water bills.
If we have been by your home and left a door hanger for high water consumption, it is because your home is triggering a “leak alarm” in our water metering software. Please call the Public Works Department at 801-782-8111, so we can tell you how big the leak is and advise further steps to fix the problem.