Watch Your Water This Winter

1/14/2014 7:54:32 AM

Because we generally use less water at this time of year, in most climates winter is a good time to check your water use to determine if you have silent plumbing leaks that could be wasting water.


Check for leaks by looking over your water bill. If a family of four uses more than 12,000 gallons per month during a colder month, such as January or February, you could have serious leaks. Or, if you don't get a monthly bill, check your water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter changes at all, you probably have a leak.

EPA's WaterSense Program provides tips to fix toilet, faucet and showerhead leaks at home.

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