Leaky loos

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Spotting a leaky loo

A single leaky loo can waste up to 400 litres of water per day - the equivalent to five full bath tubs. When you have a leaky loo, the water just dribbles away down the back of the pan and means they often go unnoticed. Here's how to test if your loo is leaking .

A few simple steps:

If you can hear a flow of water when the toilet hasn’t been flushed or can see a slight but constant trickle at the back of the toilet pan, you may have a leaky loo.

  1. Wait until 30 minutes after the last flush then wipe the back of the pan dry with toilet tissue.
  2. Place a new, dry sheet of toilet tissue across the back of the pan. Leave it in place for up to three hours without using the toilet (it might be best to do this overnight).
  3. If the paper is wet or torn in the morning, you know you have a leaky loo.

We’ve made a short film to help you spot if your loo is leaking. The leaky-loo in this video is losing 600 litres every day. That’s the same amount used in a a day by a family of six, and it would double thier water bill too.