You can save money on your water bill by repairing leaks and using water wisely. To check to see if you have a leak, turn off the water inside and outside of your home and look at your water meter. If any of the dials on your meter are moving, you could have a household leak.
The most common culprit for indoor leaks is the toilet. To find out if your toilet leaks, listen for the sound of running water. You can also place a few drops of food coloring in the tank. Don’t flush the toilet. If the coloring is seen in the bowl, the toilet is leaking. Other indications of household leaks are dripping faucets and unusual wet spots in the house or yard. A leak of 30 drops a minute wastes 84 gallons of water a month.