Water Leaks can be costly
Le-Ax does not check on private property for water leaks however, if abnormal increases in water usage are noted, we may, as a courtesy try to alert you to the possible problem by a phone call or hang tag.
Water leaks can be costly. A slow drip could waste several gallons of water per day. The chart shows that even a pinhole leak can cause water loss and higher water bills.
Knowing where your main shut-off valve is for your home (not the shut-off valve located in the meter pit, this is for Le-Ax use only) could save water loss and prevent damage to your home.
Check for loose or dripping handles and faucets. You may need to tighten them or replace the rubber washers. Check the feed lines on appliances such as refrigerator, dishwasher, and clothes washers for wetness or deterioration. Others areas to check for leaks include the pressure release valve on the hot water tanks and outside hose bibs and yard hydrants.
If you are unable to locate or identify a problem after checking all the suggested areas, you can call the Office to set up a time to meet one of our personnel to help you determine if the problem could be in your service line. Our personnel would meet you at the meter pit to determine if the meter is running with everything in the home shut off indicating that the problem is in the service line between the meter and your home.
We all need to be good stewards of our resources and this will also help keep your water costs down.
Le-Ax Water District
P.O. Box 97
The Plains, Ohio 45780
Phone: (740) 594-0123
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Monday through Friday
After Business Hours
Phone: (740) 593-7502