How to Save Water With Your Water System
Checking your water system regularly for leaks is an important way to save water.
Here's a simple procedure that can tell you if you have a leak, and about how much water you are losing:
1. LOCATE YOUR WATER METER
It may be in the basement, or wherever water enters your home. Note that some meters are not accessible to homeowners. Check with city officials if you can't find your meter.
2. READ THE METER TWICE
First at night, after a day's water use has ended; again in the morning, before any water is used.
3. FIND THE DIFFERENCE
Subtract the first reading from the second reading, to tell how much water (if any) leaked out overnight.
4. IF YOU SUSPECT A LEAK
Find it by checking pipes, connections, etc. Once located, have it repaired quickly.
Check your shut-off valves regularly, and
repair or replace as needed. They make
repairs easier, and save water in emergencies.