Checking your meter for a leak can save you time and money. First notice the (red or white triangle dial) on the face of your meter (see picture). This is a “leak detector” make sure while you are watching the leak detector, that no water is being used inside or outside the home. If this dial is spinning, you have a leak on your side of the meter. The leak detector will NOT spin if water is NOT going through your meter.
Look for unusual wet spots in your yard.
Take a meter reading in the evening before going to bed and another one in the morning before water is used. Subtract the two readings to tell how much water (if any) leaked. If you suspect a leak check your toilet first.
The toilet is a common source of leaks. Undetected there can be hundreds of gallons lost . To check your toilet for a leak, add a few drops of red food coloring to the tank, don’t flush, if the water in the bowl turns color your tank is leaking water.
If you are not a permanent resident, be sure that each time you leave your home for the week or weekend; TURN THE METER TO THE OFF POSITION (see red circled valve). This could save you problems and money should you have a water leak while gone.
The District provides you with, Three Leaks Adjustments, per lifetime of the membership.
Please call our office for more information on Leak Adjustments.