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22 October 2012

Leaky toilets waste water

A leaking toilet can waste up to 100 000 litres of water a year. Use this trick to find out if yours has a leak.

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A leaking toilet can waste up to 100 000 litres of water a year.

Here's a nifty trick to find out if yours has a leak: wait at least 20 minutes after flushing, then put about 15 drops of food colouring in the cistern. Wait about 15 minutes, and then check the toilet bowl – if there's food colouring in the water, then you have a leak.  

This tip was sourced from the Smart Living Handbook 

- Olivia Rose-Innes, EnviroHealth Editor, Health24, October 2012

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