Your toilet runs unless you jiggle the handle and you feel warm spots while walking across the kitchen tile. Sure, your water bill seemed a little higher than normal last month, but it was nothing drastic. You keep putting it off time and time again. Unsure who to call, addressing a potential leak is on your master to-do list.
But what if fixing that annoying household leak paid for itself? Not just the money you will save in water costs, but actually PAY FOR ITSELF?
Multiple water agencies across the United States offer water loss credits or rebates that are easier to get than you may think. Other cities and municipalities are taking a second look and revising their ordinances to offer such credits, showing they are serious about water conservation.
This welcome relief from high water bills is passed on to the customer when they have water leaks located and repaired. It’s helpful to know if your water district has such a program. Finding out is as simple as calling your water agency to ask.
Once your leak is discovered and repaired, your account will likely be credited, sometimes up to two-thirds of the estimated water loss. Just remember to save these items if your water agency has such a program:
-Your name, address, account number and daytime telephone number
-A description of the type and exact location of the leak(s)
-Proof of repair, such as a copy of your American Leak Detection invoice
-The date the repair was made