A leaky toilet can waste hundreds of gallons of water a day! The good news is that it is often a simple fix to stop the leak. The toilet flapper - the plug that falls against the drain hole inside the tank and holds water in until the toilet is flushed - can become bent or chipped. By replacing the flapper to stop the leak, you instantly save water and money. Replacing a flapper is a simple and inexpensive repair most can do themselves.
Put Your Toilet on a Pedestal
Toilets are not something to take for granted. It’s a life-saver, dignity-protector, and opportunity-maker. Proper sanitation saves lives, yet 4.2 billion people still lack access to a safe toilet. Without toilets, human waste spreads deadly diseases. Put your toilet on a pedestal and keep it well maintained. World Toilet Day is held every November 19 to raise awareness of the importance of toilets to ensure no one is left behind without sanitation.
Did you know a bad toilet flapper can waste hundreds of gallons of water a day?
You may need a new flapper if:
Your toilet bowl is running (if you have to jiggle the handle to make it stop, your flapper is probably bad)
You touch the flapper and it starts to fall apart or rub off
The eyelet hole (where the chain hooks into the flapper) is torn
You use chemical bowl cleaners
Do a dye test and see the dye in your toilet bowl (dye tablets available at Water Business Office, Normal Hardware, or Athens Hardware)
Get a New Flapper for FREE
In recognition of World Toilet Day, the Water Conservation Office is offering FREE toilet flappers to customers in the month of November 2020.
How do I get a new flapper?
When: Month of November
Normal Hardware, 1328 Prince Ave Mon-Fri, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM Sat., 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Athens Hardware, 1080 US-29 Mon-Fri, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM