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Take the leaky toilet test and you could win a year's worth of toilet paper!

November 25 2016

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Toilet leaks are often silent and can be the biggest water waster in the home—leaking up to 135 litres of water per day. That's why we are encouraging you to test your toilet for leaks, and you could win bathroom reading material or a year's worth of toilet paper.

Enter contest

To enter the leaky toilet test contest, submit a photo of your test—either a photo of your blue toilet tank or toilet bowl.

The leaky toilet test contest runs from November 21 to December 9 and is open only to Vancouver residents.

Learn more and enter contest

How to check your toilet for leaks

In the late November, many residents will receive toilet test strips in their tax notice. If you don't receive the test strips, all you need is food colouring to flush out leaks in three easy steps:

Step 1: Test it

To test for a leak, drop a toilet test dye strip or food colouring into your toilet tank. Wait 15 minutes.

Step 2: Check it

If the water in your toilet bowl becomes coloured, you have a toilet leak.

Step 3: Fix it

Flappers are the most common cause of a leaky toilet. These can be found in any hardware store and are inexpensive and easy to replace.

The leaky toilet video shows how this works and what you can expect to see in your toilet bowl if there is a leak.

Save treated drinking water for where it's needed most

Leak detection and repair saves treated drinking water for where it's needed most: cooking, cleaning and drinking. By reducing leaks, we will come closer to our Greenest City goal to reduce per capita water use by 33% from 2007 levels by 2020.

So let us know, did your toilet have the runs?