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Toilets: How to Test for a Leak

Check and fix water leaks before they become a major bill
Post Date:02/24/2020 1:56 PM

toiletToilets are the biggest offenders of water leaks. A leaky toilet may substantially increase your water bill.

If you suspect a leak or hear your toilet running, there's a simple dye test to confirm if you have a leak:

  • Put a few drops of food safe dye in the toilet tank.
  • Let it sit for 20 minutes without flushing.
  • If there is color in the toilet bowl, you may have a leak.

Other common leaks include in ground sprinklers, dripping faucets, and hose spigots. If you're not sure, ask a professional.

Pay your water bill

There are many ways to pay your water bill:

  • Return enclosed envelope with a check
  • Pay online through your bank
  • Pay online through the Wauwatosa Water Utility portal. You will need your account number and house number.
  • Over the phone: 1-844-804-5569
  • At the Treasurer's Counter at City Hall (7725 W North Avenue) between 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday
  • At the 24/7 dropbox at City Hall by the employee entrance
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