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Water-saving tips from the Regional Water Providers Consortium – Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon 2021-04-08 11:03:24 –

Portland, Oregon (KOIN) — Saves a little water bill — and one way to save valuable resources is in the toilet!

About a quarter of the water used in the average household is used to flush the toilet. Program Coordinator of Bonny Cushman, Regional Water Authority Consortium, Joined AM Extre with some tips on saving water.

How to check the toilet for water leaks:

what is required:

  • Clock or stopwatch
  • Leak detection dyes (many water utilities offer dye striper tablets to their customers for free) or food coloring

Instructions:

  1. Remove the lid of the toilet tank.
  2. Drop the dye into the tank (10 drops of food coloring can also be used).
  3. Replace the lid. Do not wash it off.
  4. Wait 20 minutes.
  5. Please check the toilet bowl. If you see colored water, there is a leak. If not, you won’t.

How often do you need to check for leaks in the toilet?

Water operators are advised to check the toilet for leaks at least twice a year. Leaks in many toilets are easy to fix and you can do it yourself. Alternatively, you can hire a plumber to do the work. In many cases, it’s as easy as replacing the flapper.

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