Leaks are often the culprit for unexplained increased consumption. The amount of water lost by a leaking pipe depends on the size of the hole, the size of the pipe and the pressure of the water.
Did you know?
A leak of just 1 drop per second loses 4.26 litres a day.
A leak of 2 drops per second loses 13.88 litres a day.
Drops breaking into a stream lose 90.84 litres a day.
Check for leaks:
Check for dripping taps and fixtures.
Toilet leaks are the most common. Look in the toilet bowl and ensure the water is not flowing.
If you're a farmer, check the ballcock regularly in your troughs.
Photographic examples of water leaks experienced on our GWS are shown below:
Reporting a leak:
If you see a leak that you think is the responsibility of the Group Water Scheme, then please let us know.
Call or text: (087) 9833540 or Emal: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you think you have a leak on your own property, please contact us so we can help you find the problem.