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. 

Replace Your Showerhead

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

Indoor faucets

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!

Use your meter to find a leak

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

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.