Do I have a leak?

Depending on the severity of the leak, sometimes the leak is noticeable and sometimes not. A running toilet is an indication of a toilet leak, although, some toilets may incur a "silent" leak, which is harder to detect. Food coloring can be used to test toilet leaks. Just place a few drops of food coloring in the tank of the toilet. Allow a couple of hours to pass without flushing the toilet. If the food coloring has moved from the tank to the bowl of the toilet, then that is an indication the toilet has a leak.

A recommended way to check for a leak is to allow at least 4 to 5 hours where no water is being used, or no toilets flushed. Read the water meter before the duration and read it again after the duration. The read should be the same; if the read is higher at the end of the duration, then that is a possible indication there could be a leak present (if no water was used or toilets flushed during the duration.)

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1. How do I set up water service?
2. What utility services does the city offer?
3. How much is the deposit and what is it for?
4. How can I pay for the deposit?
5. How long do you keep the deposit?
6. What is a letter of credit?
7. How do I obtain a letter of credit?
8. How soon can I get water service?
9. Why is my bill so high?
10. How often do you bill?
11. Why do I have a balance forward on my bill?
12. Can I get a bill every month versus every other month?
13. Can I pay my bill over the phone?
14. Can I pay my bill online?
15. How do I sign up for the City of Friendswood Watersmart Portal?
16. Do I have a leak?
17. How can I fix my leak?
18. Will the city adjust my bill because of a leak?
19. Do I get a 'break' on filling my swimming pool?