Public Works Administration
2123 NW 111th St.
Clive, IA 50325-3755
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
WATER COSTS MONEY – DON’T WASTE IT!
Make sure your faucets turn off completely. Even a slow drip can use as much as
5,000 gallons of water per month. A steady stream can lose up to 21,000 gallons per
A toilet that runs continuously can use as much as 4,000 gallons of water per day! Even a slow, silent leak can
add gallons to your bill. To check for a toilet leak, put a few drops of food coloring in the tank and see if it seeps
into the bowl. If it does, replace the flapper valve and/or the rubber gasket at the bottom of the tank.
- Your water meter can be a valuable tool in detecting water leaks in and around your home.
- Make sure no water is running.
- Turn off all faucets and water-consuming appliances - even your automatic icemaker and your evaporative cooler.
- Read your water meter. Write down the current reading including tenths of a cubic foot.
- Read the meter again after 30 to 60 minutes. If the meter reading has changed, you have a leak.
Remember - on your water bill, the sewer fees are based on water usage for the month. If you have a water leak, it is costing you in sewer fees as well. How to Read Your Meter