Straight from the Tap

Avoid Costly Winter Plumbing Leaks

11/16/2018

Winter’s cold temperatures can make your home’s plumbing more prone to leaks. And an average household leak can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted per year!

By quickly finding and fixing water leaks, you can save around 10% on your water bill.

With the Cleveland Water web portal, you can easily view your water account details including actual water usage by the day or even by the hour.

Having the ability to monitor your water usage means that you can quickly and easily spot a potential issue and address it before it becomes a major problem.

If there is an unusual spike in your water usage or usage is showing at times when you aren't using water, it could be the sign of a leak. 

You’ll also be enrolled to receive automatic leak notifications. If your meter registers continuous usage for 7 days you’ll be sent an email and/or letter alerting you that there may be a possible leak on your property.

Water leaks are costly and more common than you might think, especially this time of year when temperatures drop and water lines and meters become susceptible to freezing and breaking.

Nearly 10% of homes have leaks, wasting upwards of 90 gallons of water every day. Most water leaks are easily fixed, but if left unchecked can become a major problem and drain on your wallet.

To limit damage to your home, conserve water, and avoid a high water bill, you should check your property as soon as possible if you receive a notification or think you have a leak.

The most common culprits of leaks are dripping faucets or showerheads or a leaking or running toilet. Check our website for tips on how to check for possible sources of a leak.

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