You should identify toilet leaks as soon as possible to save water and money. If you suspect your toilet is leaking, follow these simple steps:
- Open the toilet tank.
- Drop a dye tablet, a few drops of food coloring, or black coffee in the tank and wait 15 to 20 minutes.
- When you return, look in the toilet bowl. If you see colored water, then you have a leak.
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SD1 leak credit: You can apply for a leak credit if your wastewater bill indicates water usage that did not enter the sewer system and/or is not an accurate reflection of your typical winter usage factor (such as a toilet leak). Before you submit a Request for Final Determination form, be sure to have documentation of your toilet leak.