This weekend is the Superbowl. And, while many eyes will be glued to TVs, there is one unexpected bowl you should definitely keep your eye on: your toilet bowl.
The toilet is the most common place to find a leak in a home or business. While a seemingly minor issue, toilets can waste a lot of water – and a lot of your money.
Luckily, checking for toilet leaks is easy! The Portland Water Bureau recommends using these ‘Three Rs’ to tackle your toilet and save money:
Remember to check your toilet for leaks twice a year. Add 10 drops of food coloring inside your toilet tank and wait 10 minutes. If the dye color shows up in your toilet bowl, there’s a leak.
Repair your leaks! Check out the Regional Water Providers Consortium’s short video on how to repair a leaky toilet.
Replace older toilets with a WaterSense high-efficiency one. Older toilets can use up to four times more water per flush. The Portland Water Bureau offers a $50 rebate for replacing an old toilet with a high-efficiency one. For complete details, visit: www.portlandoregon.gov/water/rebate
Get tackling! For more information, check out the Portland Water Bureau’s website.