The City of Blaine and Birch Bay Water and Sewer District are designating August as Leak Detection Month. Leak detection and repair inside the house is often very easy and simple and is a great first step toward creating a water efficient home if checked regularly. It can also help homeowners save more than 10% on their water bills depending on the size of the leak.
As part of leak detection month, the city and district have leak detection dye tablets available for customers.
Primary Leak Issues
The primary culprits for water loss inside the home due to leaks are leaking toilets and dripping faucets. Deteriorated flapper valves are the most common source of leaks in toilets and worn out washers for faucets. Other times, fixtures just need to be adjusted and tightened. If you find a leaking water fixture, turn off the shutoff valve for that device and tighten any fittings that leak. Be careful not to over tighten the fittings. The Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense program, has a great section on repairing leaks inside the home.
For More Information
For more information or further questions, contact:
Birch Bay Water Conservation Specialist Phone: 360-371-7100