The New Hampshire Silent Toilet Leak Challenge
If your toilet is running? If so you could be wasting 200 gallons of water a day. That is three times the amount of water a typical New Hampshire resident uses indoors daily. Even if you cannot hear your toilet running, you still may have a silent toilet leak – one of the largest water wasting culprits in the home.
To check for a silent toilet leak:
1. Remove the toilet tank cover.
2. Drop one blue toilet dye tablet in the tank or enough food coloring to change the water color.
3. Wait 15 minutes and go back and look in the toilet bowl. If the water in the bowl has turned the same color as the dye tablet or food coloring you added, your toilet is leaking. Likely you have an old faulty toilet flapper, which is an easy and inexpensive fix. Learn how to replace a toilet flapper and identify and fix other common household leaks here.
4. Report your results here so we can let everyone else know how many toilets have been tested and just how many silent toilet leaks have been flowing behind our backs. Based on reports so far, about two and every ten households have discovered silent toilet leaks.