What are some possible causes of high water consumption?

Possible causes of high water consumption include:

  • Faucets: Make sure your faucets turn off completely. Even a slow drip can use as much as 5,000 gallons of water per month. A steady stream can lose up to 21,000 gallons per month.
  • Landscaping: You water consumption may increase in the summer months because of irrigation.
  • Running Toilet: A toilet that runs continuously can waste thousands of gallons of water per month! Even a slow, silent leak can add gallons to your bill. To check for a toilet leak, put a few drops of food coloring in the tank and see if it seeps into the bowl. If it does, replace the flapper valve and/or the rubber gasket at the bottom of the tank.
  • Underground Leak: An underground leak may not always be apparent on the surface. Look for areas of lush grass, unexpected vegetation, or dark spots in your lawn resulting from fungus growth.

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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?