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Leak Detection Tips
So often, the biggest culprit of a high water bill comes from water leaks that go undetected. And you may not even know that you have a leak, because not all leaks are visible and may be underground or concealed.
The Miami-Dade Water & Sewer Department (WASD) offers various resources to help residents and business owners identify water leaks -- then fix them.
Responsibility for leaky pipes
Your home probably accounts for the largest portion of yearly expenses, and the last thing you need is a high water bill. Leaky pipes are often the cause. However, if left unattended, the problem could worsen.
The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department understands your concerns and as a courtesy would like to help you with understanding why your bill may be so high and ways to reduce it.
Is WASD responsible for my water leaks?
WASD is responsible for maintaining the water service up to and including the Meter Box. This includes the performance and repairs of the meter. WASD is unable to perform repairs on private property, provide advice for specific repairs or make plumbing/contractor recommendation or referrals.
The account holder is responsible for all water consumption past the meter box whether concealed or underground.
The account holder is responsible for all water consumption past the meter box, whether concealed or underground.Back to Top
Where to check for leaks
Residents are encouraged to routinely perform a water audit of all interior and exterior household fixtures. Toilet leaks are the most common source, and faucet leaks can also happen without you knowing it.
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The Leak Detection Program video explains part of the County's efforts to conserve water.
- How leaky pipes can affect your water bill
- Learn more about spotting and fixing leaks
- Read the Leak Detector Guide
Visit the Water Conservation site for much more information on Miami-Dade County programs and ways to save water, energy -- and money!
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