Household leaks

Around 30% of water lost from leakage comes from homes and gardens. If you think you may have a leak in your home, please don't panic! The good news is that it’s relatively easy to find the cause of the leak.

It's always a good idea to find any leaks as they could be causing damage to your home. If you have a meter, you're also paying for all that leaking water so you are likely to reduce your bill once the leak has been repaired.

Leaky loos lose loads!

One of the biggest culprits for leaks in the home are modern push button toilet cisterns. Nearly 80% of all leaks reported to us last year were leaky loos!

A faulty cistern could be costing you as much as £400 a year in wasted water so it's really worth checking if this is the problem and getting it fixed.

You can order a FREE LeakyLoo strip from Get Water Fit! to check.

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Watch our videos on how to locate and operate your internal stop tap

Locating your stop tap

Stop taps are usually found under the kitchen or downstairs bathroom sinks.

How to use your stop tap

Once you've located your stop tap, you'll need to learn how to use it. Turn the tap clockwise to shut off the water and anti-clockwise to turn it back on.