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When You Think Your Home Has Sprung a Leak

If your water bill suddenly increases, but you haven't changed the way you use water, chances are you've sprung a leak. If you can not identify visible leaks, read your water meter*. It's good preventive maintenance to conduct a leak check of your house once or twice a year.

How to Read Your Meter

  • Turn off all water-inside and outside, including your automatic icemaker and evaporative cooler.
  • Record the reading on your water meter.
  • Wait 30 minutes.
  • Record the new reading on your water meter. If the reading has changed, you have a leak.

Water Meter Location

Water meters in most homes in the District are located in the basement near your water heater. If your home was built in 2016 or later, the water meter is in a meter pit in front of your home. Please call the District Office at 719-495-8188 for assistance if your home has a meter pit.