Fix a Leak Week

Find & Fix Leaks at Home
Finding and fixing leaks at home is a quick and easy way to save water and money. Household leaks waste more than one trillion gallons of water nationwide each year, from visible faucet drips to silent toilet leaks. Get in the habit of checking your whole house for leaks at least twice a year. If you already check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors twice annually, add this to your list! In 20 minutes you can do your part to help save water at home. If we all do our part to use water wisely at home throughout the region, together we can make a real difference.

It’s Fix a Leak Week!
March 18-24 is Fix a Leak Week, a great time to find and fix household leaks which waste more than one trillion gallons of water nationwide each year. Get started by learning where to find leaks at home and then head to the bathroom! Toilet leaks are common, but may be silent and easy to miss. 

Take 20 minutes to celebrate Fix a Leak Week by checking your toilet for leaks with these 5 easy steps:
1.  Remove the toilet tank lid.
2. Drop one dye tablet, strip, or 10 drops of food coloring into the tank.
3. Put the lid back on. Do not flush.
4. Wait 20 minutes.
5. Check your toilet bowl. If you see colored water, you have a leak. If not, you don't.

Free Leak Detection Kits

The City offers devices and tools that can save you thousands of gallons of water every year. The devices are available at City Hall, and are free of charge to all Lake Oswego water customers. Fill out this form and staff will contact you for pickup.

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