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!
Our drinking water comes from mountain snowpack, which means our water supply depends on what Mother Nature provides and how much we all use. Do your part to keep healthy water levels in our storage reservoirs by finding and eliminating indoor water leaks — ultimately preventing water waste and saving you 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.
- Make sure the sinks in the kitchen and bathroom are not dripping. 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.