Leaks can happen anywhere, at any time. Common leaks occur from toilets, faucets and other leaky valves, all of which are usually very simple fixes. To identify leaks in your own home, first determine whether you’re wasting water and then figure out the origin of the leak. You can do this by looking at water usage during colder months or examining faucet gaskets and pipe fittings for any traces of water on the outside of the pipes.
Fix a Leak Week is a great reminder for people to find and fix leaks within their homes and at the workplace. For even more tips on identifying leaks, visit EPA.gov and take action to save water all year long.