As part of National Fix a Leak Week March 17 – 23, the City of Issaquah, a member of Cascade Water Alliance, will send toilet leak detection kits to all its residents.
“Fixing a leaking toilet is easy, quick, and inexpensive,” said Issaquah Mayor Fred Butler. “Finding and fixing leaking toilets is a great way to conserve our valuable water resources.”
The average American home may waste more than 10,000 gallons of water every year due to running toilets, dripping faucets and other household leaks, which can significantly raise a homeowner’s water and wastewater bills.
One of the most common types of leaks, a leaking toilet, can waste up to 200 gallons of water a day. This is a type of leak that can usually be easily fixed, and finding the leak is the first step in fixing the problem. In recent years, Issaquah residents have saved thousands of gallons per day by fixing leaking toilets.
The toilet leak detection kit includes dye strips and simple instructions to check the toilet for leaks. More information on detecting a leaking toilet and other water efficiency programs can be found online.