Got a Leak? Cascade Water Alliance and the City of Kirkland can help you save money, water

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As part of national Fix A Leak Week, March 12–18, Cascade Water Alliance and the City of Kirkland will send Toilet Leak Detection mailers to nearly 100,000 homes in Cascade’s service area throughout the Eastside and South King County.

“Fixing a leaking toilet is one of the easiest plumbing repairs to perform,” said Penny Sweet, Cascade Board member and Kirkland City Council member.

“Use the leak detection dye, and, if you find a leak, visit your local hardware store for toilet repair parts. A repair kit for a leaking toilet typically costs less than $20 and takes less than 30 minutes to install.”

The average American home may waste more than 10,000 gallons of water every year due to running toilets, dripping faucets, and other household leaks, which can significantly raise a homeowner’s water and wastewater bills.

One of the most common types of leaks, a leaking toilet, can waste up to 200 gallons of water a day.   This is a type of leak that can usually be easily fixed, and finding the leak is the first step in fixing the problem.

The Toilet Leak Detection mailers include dye strips and simple instructions to check the toilet for leaks. More information on detecting a leaking toilet and other conservation programs can be found at

Cascade Water Alliance is a nonprofit corporation comprised of eight municipalities and water districts, including the City of Kirkland, along with the cities of Bellevue, Issaquah, Redmond, and Tukwila and the Covington Water District, the Skyway Water and Sewer District, and Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District, that joined together in 1999 to provide water supply for current and future needs. The agency currently serves 400,000 residents and 22,000 businesses.


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