How do I know if I have a water leak?

The easiest and most likely indication of a water leak can be determined by observing your water meter activity. Ensure everything that uses water is shut off or not running (i.e.- faucets, dishwasher, washing machine, sprinklers, etc.) and locate your water meter. Look at the face of the register on top of the meter that shows water flow. Either a dial indicator (older analog) register or a digital reading (newer) register will show any water flow. With the older analog register, a small snowflake or gear shaped wheel will be turning along with a larger dial indicating water flow. If any movement, slow or fast is apparent, water is flowing. With the newer digital reading meter register, the numbers will continue to increase. If any continued dial (older meter) rotation or number increases (newer meter) are observed without water being used, there is a high likelihood of a leak. Leaks can originate from leaking toilets, faucets, and irrigation to just name a few.    

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1. Where does the Town of Monument water supply come from?
2. Where is my water meter located?
3. How do I know if I have a water leak?