How do I check for leaks?
  • Overnight check: Read your water meter just before you go to bed and first thing when you get up (before you go to the bathroom); check the meter to see if it has advanced. If it has advanced, you have a leak.
  • Toilets: 90% of high water bills are leaking toilets. Toilets leak in two places. First, remove the lid from the back of the toilet. Check to see if the tube to the overflow is shutting off. It should not be running when the tank is full. Also check to make sure that the float is shutting off the water before it goes over the overflow tube. The second place a toilet leaks is the flapper valve at the bottom of the tank. Put food coloring in the tank and see if it shows up in the toilet bowl without the toilet being flushed. If it the color shows in the bowl, you have a leak

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1. How can I save money when I water outside?
2. My water usage is going up. How can I check for leaks?
3. I am buying or renting a home in Reynoldsburg. What do I need to do?
4. I'm moving. How do I finalize my billing?
5. How can payments be made on an account?
6. How do I check for leaks?
7. I hear water running when no one is using it and then it stops. What is it?
8. What are the pink or dark stains in the toilet or on fixtures?
9. Do I have to be billed for the refuse if a house is vacant?
10. There is a leak in my line. Who is responsible to fix it?
11. What is an auxiliary meter?
12. Can I get credit on my sewer bill when I fill my pool?
13. Can I fill my pool through a fire hydrant?