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How do I know if I have a leak?
The easiest way to determine if you have a leak is to turn off all taps and make sure there is no water being used in any other way (including humidifiers, air conditioners and ice machines). Go to the water meter and if the red triangle located at the top of the meter is continuing to spin there is a leak somewhere in your plumbing. If it is spinning, check your toilets! A toilet is the most common place to find an undetected leak.

Public Works - Water & Wastewater

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1. How do I shut off my water?
2. How do I know if I have a leak?
3. I have a leak on my property. Can someone from the city fix it?
4. What is hard water?
5. How is hydrogen sulfide gas produced in a water heater?
6. Does the City of Portland add fluoride to its drinking water?
7. What is our water source?
8. How can I check for a leaky toilet?
9. What should I do if my sewer is blocked?
10. Where does city maintenance end?