How do I test for leaks?
  1. Make sure all of your water is turned off.
  2. Check the meter for movement - if the red triangle on the left hand side is moving freely, this is an indication that you have a leak. If your meter doesn't have a triangle you will have to perform a water audit:
    Take a reading of your water meter. Note the sweep hand and the last couple of numbers on the right hand side. One sweep = 7.5 gallons. Wait an hour, making sure no one uses any water. Check it again, if the reading has changed, you have at least one leak.
  3. Investigate! Look for wet spots, dripping faucets, running toilets, etc.

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1. How do I test for leaks?
2. How do I know how much water has been lost because of a leak?
3. Will the Public Works Department repair my leak?
4. Will the Public Works Department locate my underground leak?
5. Will Public Works compensate me for my water lost because of a leak?
6. How do I report a leak and is it important I do so?
7. What do I do if I need to report a leak and the Utility Billing office is closed?
8. Will a leak in the street be charged to my meter?
9. In what amount of time will Public Works respond to a leak?
10. How do I keep my pipes from freezing in the winter?