Ignoring Drips and Leaks Can Cost You Money

Posted Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Have you identified a leak in your plumbing system? Sometimes a leak can be identified by the sound of running water or by a constant damp area; however, sometimes the only way to become aware of it is to notice an increase in the water usage that could sharply increase your water bill. 

The vast majority of high bills are due to hidden or ignored water leaks. For example, a continuous leak from a 1/16-inch diameter hole would waste 822 gallons of water per day or 74,000 gallons over a three-month periodIn the case of some significant leaks, once the leak is repaired, you may qualify for a leak adjustment.

To be eligible for an adjustment, you must make timely repairs and meet certain criteria, such as:

  • You haven’t received a prior leak adjustment at your service address within a 12-month period.
  • The leak that caused the high consumption has been repaired.
  • Have proof of repairs; such as receipts for labor, parts, or equipment.

For more information, please call Customer Service at (360) 424-7104.