Tackle The Toilet


Eliot Neighborhood

Contributed by the Regional Water Providers Consortium

According to the EPA, 10 percent of homes in the U.S. have leaks that waste 90 or more gallons of water day. Toilets are one of the most common culprits – and also one of the easiest to detect and fix. Oftentimes, the most common problem is a worn flapper valve that needs to be replaced. This is a simple and inexpensive fix.

Does the sound of running water from your toilet never stop? Perhaps your toilet runs on and off throughout the day, without being flushed? Or maybe your toilet doesn’t make any noise at all? Either way, many homeowners don’t know when their toilet isn’t working properly—but toilet troubles add up, affecting both the environment and your water bill. Surprisingly, one leaky toilet can fill an entire swimming pool with water after just one year.

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