Household leaks can waste nearly 1 trillion gallons of water a year nationwide, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Denver Water experts are keeping watch on weather patterns and what they mean for snowpack new year right — 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.
- Check the bathtub and shower. When the water is diverted to the showerhead, the water flow from the tub faucet should stop.
- Think about replacing older toilets with new, efficient WaterSense-labeled models, which use less water without sacrificing performance.