City of Pikeville

Water Department

Consumer Information

Is Your Toilet Leaking?

Leaking toilets are oftentimes a source of wasted water.

To avoid this problem, it is important to try the toilet test 1-2 times a year. Catching a leaky toilet can help reduce problems later on and potentially reduce your water bill.

Here’s a quick way to test your toilet:

  1.   Place a few drops of food coloring in the tank at the back of your toilet and wait 10 minutes.
  2.   If color shows up in your toilet bowl, then you may have a leak and we recommend following up with a plumb er.
  3.   Ensure you flush afterwards to avoid any staining that may occur from the food coloring.
  4.   Finally, if your toilet flapper is worn out or torn, consider replacing it.