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Follow these steps to check for a water leak on your property:
Another method is to record the meter reading and also the position of the dial and return later to see if the reading is higher or if the dial has moved.
To check for a toilet leak, flush the toilet and while the reservoir is still filling, add two drops of food coloring to the water in the reservoir. Wait 15 to 30 minutes. If the water in the bowl changes color, the flapper valve needs to be replaced.
A broken sprinkler head wastes a large amount of water when the sprinklers are operating. You can check for this type of leak by observing all of your sprinkler heads while each station is running.
Once you have determined water is leaking, you may need to call a plumber or handyman to assist in finding and repairing it.