24 Mar '12, 9pm

These 5 fixes will help you save 10,000 gallons of water this year

These 5 fixes will help you save 10,000 gallons of water this year

A constantly-running toilet can waste more than 200 gallons of water a day. If you hear the water in your toilet making noise when no one has flushed it recently, try jiggling the handle to fix the problem. If that doesn’t work, one of the toilet’s parts may need replacement. Have a leaky toilet? One way to detect a toilet leak is to place a drop of food coloring in the toilet tank. If the color shows up in the bowl within 15 minutes without flushing, you have a leak. Make sure to flush immediately after this experiment to avoid staining the tank. Toilet leaks are most likely caused by an old, faulty toilet flapper, the rubber piece that opens up to let water flow from the tank into the bowl when you pull down the toilet handle. To fix the problem, you’ll need to replace the flapper – a relatively simple, inexpensive DIY project. If your toilet’s leak problem goes beyond a...

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