Links to Water Conservation & Leak Detection Information
Underground water leak information provided by the Portland Water Bureau;
Quote from the Bureau:
“If you suspect a leak, you may need to hire a professional leak detection company to pinpoint its exact location and a contractor to perform the repairs. There are leak detection service companies listed in the yellow pages under Leak and Pipe Locating. Any utility contractor should be able to repair a leak once the location is known.”
Water rates may increase 5.2% in Washington County and parts of Multnomah and Clackamas counties
Link from the City of Longview regarding water leaks & how to test for them;
Link regarding water conservation provided by the City of Tumwater;
Link from the City of Olympia with regards to drinking water & conservation;
Link and information provided by the City of Salem;
**Leak Detection: If you suspect a water leak, turn off all the faucets in the house. Check your water meter to see if the flow detector (a small red or black marker) is moving.
**If the flow detector moves, then stops, then moves again, it is a good indication that your toilet valve is leaking or that there may be a very small leak.
**If the flow detector moves slowly, it is a good indication that you have a small leak.
**If the flow detector moves rapidly, it is a good indication that you have a break in your line – check for soggy areas in your yard or under your house.
**Once the repairs are made, call our Account Maintenance staff at 503-588-6099 for a possible leak adjustment on your bill.
Unrepaired leaks can be costly! – View this link to Washington State Department of Health:
Water Conservation tips from Clark Public Utilities:
How to read your water meter……link information provided by the City of Woodburn OR:
Pipe Facts Links:
The Early History of PVC Pipe
Helpful link – How to choose the right pipe?
Water Trivia Facts – Link & information provided by the EPA