Detecting a Water Loss

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A simple procedure can be used to detect water loss that may exist anywhere in your home or business.

  • Turn off all water inside and outside, making sure that no one uses water during the test period.
  • Read your meter. Mark where the sweep hand is located on your meter.
  • Wait 15 to 20 minutes and see if the hand has moved.
  • If the hand has moved, there is a water loss somewhere.

Water loss inside your home or business can be very expensive and cause property damage. The customer is responsible for everything from the connection of their service line to SJWC's coupling.