How can I determine if I have a leak?

If you have noticed a steady increase or sudden rise in your water usage, you may have a leak. Leaking toilets and dripping faucets can be a cause of high water bills. One way to determine if you have a leak is by checking your meter. You should turn off all the water in your house and then check your meter. If anything is moving on the meter, such as the numbers, dials or sweep hand, you may have a leak. For toilets, place a few drops of food coloring in the tank of the toilet and wait 15 minutes without flushing. When the time has passed check the bowl. If the color has transferred into the bowl, you have a leaky toilet and it should be repaired. Our department can make a service call to check for leaks by looking at the meter, but there is a charge for that service.

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1. How do I open an account?
2. How do I transfer my service from one address to another?
3. How do I terminate an account?
4. My service was turned off for Non-Payment. Why am I still receiving a bill?
5. How do I request an emergency turn-off?
6. I have questions about my Garbage service, who do I call?
7. Where are you located?
8. Can I view by bill online?
9. Do you offer paperless billing?
10. Where can I pay my bill?
11. Do you accept post-dated or temporary checks?
12. Can I have an extension on my bill?
13. Do you accept electronic payments?
14. How is my due date determined, and can I change my due date?
15. I had a leak and got it repaired. Can I receive a discount on my bill?
16. How can I determine if I have a leak?
17. What are some ways to conserve water?
18. How do I read my water meter?
19. If I fill up my swimming pool, is there a discount if I notify the City?
20. Why is my water bill so high?
21. Are there any programs available for senior citizens?
22. How is my wastewater (sewer rate) determined?
23. Does the City of Temple offer average or budget billing?