"Finding toilet leaks and repairing any leaks you find is one of the easiest ways to reduce water consumption at home," said Amy Ross, Public Program Coordinator at The City of Calgary, "Fixing one toilet leak could save 28 bathtubs of water every month, enough to save you $100 a year on your utility bill - and often the repair is as simple as installing a new toilet flapper."
Leaky Toilet Test:
1. Drop: Put several drops of food colouring in your toilet tank and wait 15 minutes.
2. Peek: Look into the bowl. If the water in your toilet changes colour, you’ve got a leak.
3. Repair: Visit Calgary.ca for simple leak repair tips, or hire a plumber.
4. Save: Congratulations! By repairing one leaky toilet, you could save $100 a year on your utility bill.
Monitoring our homes for leaks on a regular basis helps ensure we are all doing our part to protect our precious water resources. Plus, by conserving water at home you can save money on your monthly utility bill.
For more information on household leaks and simple repairs tips please visit calgary.ca or call 3-1-1.