Fixing Household Leaks

How to Find and Fix Leaks around the Home


Leaky toilets, indoor faucets, and outdoor faucets around your home could cost hundreds of dollars a year on your water bill, and waste thousands of gallons of water. Finding and fixing leaks is an easy way to save money and save water.

Use these step-by-step videos to find and fix the most common household leaks – toilets, indoor faucets, and outdoor faucets. 

Special thanks to the EPA's WaterSense Program and The Saving Water Partnership for creating and sharing the videos.  Athens-Clarke County does not have rebate programs in place at this time.  The rebates and programs mentioned in the videos are for the Seattle area where the Saving Water Partnership is based.  

Toilet leaks



Toilet leaks are sneaky. Many toilet leaks are silent and can occur without you knowing, but fixing them is pretty simple. 

Versión en español: Consejos de baño WaterSense #3: Reemplaza la “rana” o la aleta del inodoro que está gotereando

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Pesky toilet leaks can be so sneaky! Don't let them run away. Check for toilet leaks during the EPA WaterSense's Fix a Leak Week or whenever you have a highe...

Replace Your Leaky Toilet Flapper - WaterSense Bath Hack #3

NOTE: This video only contains music and does not have captions. It doesn't have to be hard to get your better bathroom. Sometimes a little change can lead to big savings - of water and utility bills. WaterSense Bath Hack #3 shows you how to replace your leaky toilet flapper.

How to Fix a Leaky Toilet

Toilet leaks are sneaky. Many toilet leaks are silent and can occur without you knowing, but fixing them is pretty simple.

Replace Your Showerhead

Switching out a showerhead with a WaterSense labeled showerhead has the potential to save you water, energy, and money.

Versión en español: Consejos de baño WaterSense #1: Reemplaza tu cabeza de ducha

Replace Your Showerhead - WaterSense Bath Hack #1

NOTE: This video only contains music and does not have captions. It doesn't have to be hard to get your better bathroom. Sometimes a little change can lead t...

Indoor faucets



Indoor faucet leaks are one of the most common household leaks and one of the easiest to fix.

 Versión en español: Consejos de baño WaterSense #2: Reemplaza el aireador de la llave de agua

Replace Your Faucet Aerator - WaterSense Bath Hack #2

NOTE: This video only contains music and does not have captions. It doesn't have to be hard to get your better bathroom. Sometimes a little change can lead t...

How to Fix a Leaky Faucet

Indoor faucet leaks are one of the most common household leaks and one of the easiest to fix.

Outdoor faucets



A leaky outdoor faucet can be easy to miss – out of sight, out of mind. But even a small leak can quickly turn into a big bill, so make sure you fix it immediately!

How to Fix a Leaky Outdoor Faucet

A leaky outdoor faucet can be easy to miss -- out of sight, out of mind. But even a small leak can quickly turn into a big bill, so make sure you fix it imme...

Use your meter to find a leak

Find out how your water meter can help you locate a leak at your home.

How to read your AMI water meter, Athens-Clarke County

Athens-Clarke County Public Utilities Department recently switched to a new technology for reading water meters. Known as Advanced Metering Infrastructure (A...

Protect outdoor spigots from freezing



When cold weather strikes, outdoor water spigots can freeze and burst, leaving you with an unexpected repair bill. Learn how to protect your outdoor spigot from freezing temperatures.