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Water Use & Conservation

Detect Fix A Leak

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Some water leaks, such as a dripping faucet, are obvious. Other water leaks can be virtually invisible, such as a leaky toilet flapper or a leaky irrigation pipe. A water meter keeps track of how much water passes into your home. The readings from your water meter determine the amount that you are billed for water usage by your water utility. The water meter and the water bill can be valuable tools in determining if you have any water leaks.

“Who’s responsible for a leak?  If the leak is in the street or before your utility meter, the leak is the responsibility of your public water supplier.  Please contact them as soon as possible.  If the leak is between your meter and your home, even if it is outside the house, the leak is still your responsibility.” 

Find out more on finding leaks in your home by visiting the sites below:

  • Don't Waste A Drop - New Mexico Office of the State Engineer
    A pdf file on finding, fixing and preventing indoor water leaks. Finding leaks is covered on pages 4-5

  • Find a Leak – Fix a Leak - Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority
    a pdf file, Act Quickly to Save $ and Water

  • How to Read Your Meter - Las Vegas Valley Water District (Nevada)
    Website with directions on reading the common water meter

  • Find a Leak Video Las Vegas Valley Water District (Nevada)
    16 minute video with step-by-step instruction on how to use your water meter to identify potential leaks in your home or business.