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  Household leaks  
Not only does a small water leak in your home cost you money it is also a waste of a valuable resource, your water.

Refer to the card at right that was included in a recent water bill. This demonstrates that even the most minor of leaks can really add up over time. If you are unable to locate your copy please CLICK HERE for an easily readable view.

Often when customers call the District to ask about a high water bill they are unconvinced that it is likely due to a small leek. Upon further investigation, almost always a leak is found and corrected. They are amazed to find that their water flow rate goes back down to where it should be.

    
  
 
  Outdoor Leaks  
Don't forget to check for outdoor spigots not completely off or garden hose attachments dripping water when not in use. Dirt can get into the shutoff valves and prevent a good tight seal. Washers may be worn and not seal.

 
 
  Soggy Ground  
Periodically walk the path from the street to your house where the water service runs underground. If it seems to be soggy or soft compared to other areas of your property there may be a leak in your underground water service pipe. If you are not sure of the path, look in your basement for your water meter and see where the service comes into your home. Go back outside to where the service enters your house. Face the street, the path is most likely the shortest and straightest line to the street. Remember that your service dates back to when your house was first connected to the system perhaps as far back as 1940. There may now be a driveway, trees, shrubs, walkways, walls, or even an outbuilding over the service pipe which once was a “clear and direct” path when your house was first built.

 
     
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