Don't flush money down the toilet, fix that leak

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) -- Water providers in town are trying to keep your home dry, without drying up your wallet.

Did you know a leak the size of a spaghetti noodle could waste more than 24,000 gallons of water, each month?

It's Fix-a-Leak Week in the Grand Valley.

Now that it's spring Ute water is encouraging residents to fix leaks that may have been hibernating all winter.

Toilet leaks are the most common type of leaks. So each water provider in town is offering free leak test kits.

You drop the leak detector dye tablets in the tank of your toilet and if the water in the toilet bowl turns blue you have a leak.

“If they can't come by our office, a great alternative to find a toilet leak use food coloring just a couple drips. Similar processes wait 10 – 15 minutes, see if you've got a colorful bowl of water,” said Nicole Blake,

You should also check for leaks outside your house, in spickets, water hoses, sprinkler system, and swamp coolers. If you suspect a leak try to repair it or call a plumber.

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