How do I check my home for leaks?

Your water meter can be an invaluable tool in detecting water leaks in and around your home. If you suspect a leak, please follow the steps below.

  1. Make sure no water is running: Turn off all faucets and water-consuming appliances - even your automatic ice maker and your evaporative cooler.
  2. Read your water meter: Write down the current reading.
  3. Read the meter again after 30 to 60 minutes: If the meter reading has changed, you have a leak.

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1. What should I do if the water pressure in my house is low?
2. What should I do if my bathtub will not drain?
3. What should I do if my water is yellow or brown tinged?
4. Who should I call to report water main breaks or sewer line breaks?
5. Is there a schedule showing when the City will be flushing the water lines?
6. What is the typical water pressure in the City?
7. How do I check my home for leaks?
8. What are some possible causes of high water consumption?