Water leaks and running toilets can be very costly. Not all leaks are clearly noticeable, but there are some easy ways to check for leaks:
1) Check the spinner on the face of your water meter. If it is spinning when no water is running, you have a leak.
2) Take a meter read at night and another in the morning. If no water was used between those readings the reading should remain the same.
3) Place a mark on the sweep hand (a piece of tape works best). Write down the numbers from left to right off the meter's register in case the sweep hand makes a full rotation. Do not use any water for a period of time. After a short time, if the sweep hand moves, this indicates a leak.
Eliminating these common sources of water leaks will save many dollars on your monthly bill:
1) Repair dripping faucets.
2) Replace worn out or leaking hot water tanks.
3) Repair running toilets.
4) Check for and repair furnace humidifier leaks.
5) Check for and repair leaking water lines and leaking shut-off valves.