Put a Lid on Leaks in Your Community
Leaks can account for up to one-quarter of water use inside the home. One of the biggest culprits - the toilet flapper. Most toilets have a rubber mechanism called a flapper that holds the water in the tank until it is flushed. Over time, usually about a year, the flappers may begin to warp and allow water to leak into the bowl. A leaking flapper can waste hundreds of gallons of water per day, and you may not be able to hear the leak. A malfunctioning flapper is easily diagnosed using specially designed, non-toxic dye tablets. Using the dye tablets requires no tools and no special skills.
If you would like to organize a volunteer event in your neighborhood to
distribute "Put A Lid On Leaks" tools, call (813) 274-8121. The City of Tampa
Water Department will provide your group with door hangers, dye tablets, maps,
instructions, and other assistance that may be needed.
(page last reviewed: 4/13/12)