If you suspect you have a water leak, which is usually reflected in a higher-than-usual water usage bill, ask these questions to help determine what the cause might be:
- In the past, have there been any water leaks, especially associated with piping, the water heater, washing machine hose or plumbing fixtures (including toilets)?
- Do you ever have to "jiggle" the handle of the toilet?
- Do you ever hear water running when the house is quiet and you are sure that nothing is using water at that time?
- Have you had any company that could be using extra water?
- Have you had any pressure washing done to the roof, siding, walkways or driveway?
- Do you have an irrigation system and have there been any breaks?
- What are the settings of your irrigation system and how many gallons per minute does it use?
- Are there any faucet leaks, even drips?
Leaks between the water meter and your home, including inside of your home, are the homeowner’s responsibility.