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If your water bill is higher than normal, you may have a leak. The following steps can help to find the source of leaks in your home:

Visually check for leaky faucets in showers, sinks and outside fixtures. New washers or seals can sometimes correct these problems.

Listen for the sound of running water in the toilet. However, toilet leaks can be silent. To check for a leaky toilet, put several drops of food coloring in the back tank. DO NOT FLUSH. Wait about 30 minutes. If there is color in the toilet bowl, there is a leak through the flapper valve or around the plunger ball in the tank. Fix the leak by replacing the flapper mechanism. A leaky toilet can waste up to 100 gallons a day!

Inspect the water level in the tank. The correct water level is about a half-inch below the top of the overflow pipe. Try adjusting the float level control screw so that the valve shuts off the water at the correct level.

If you find a leak in the service line (outside of your home), please contact us to see if you qualify for a bill adjustment. Bill adjustments are not given for leaks inside the house.