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Stop indoor water leaks

Graphic credit: Environmental Protection Agency.

Household leaks can waste nearly 1 trillion gallons of water a year nationwide, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Finding and eliminating indoor water leaks in your home saves water and money.

Every drop counts!

Denver Water experts are keeping watch on weather patterns and what they mean for snowpack, which is ultimately your drinking water supply. Do your part by finding and eliminating indoor water leaks, saving water and money.

To get started:

  • Check your toilet for leaks. Put a few drops of food coloring in the tank and wait 30 minutes to see if the color appears in the bowl. If it does, you may have a leaking flapper valve.
  • Check the sinks in the kitchen and bathroom for drips. Don’t forget to open the cabinet doors and check the hot and cold supply lines for leaks.
  • Think about replacing older toilets with new, efficient WaterSense-labeled models, which use less water without sacrificing performance.