Leaks and Leak Prevention

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) research has found that up to 14% of residential water use annually is related to leaks. 

Water leaks can have a major impact on your water bills and on the water system. Eastsound Water’s smart meter tracking system provides members the opportunity to program automated leak detection alerts. Every member is encouraged to register an  EyeOnWater account and set up leak detection alerts.

1) The single most common source of leaks are toilets. Leaky toilet flappers allow water to consistently, and often silently, run from the toilet tank into the toilet bowl.

2) The second most common leak source is outdoor irrigation systems, especially automated ones.

Your water meter is the demarcation between where EWUA’s infrastructure and responsibility ends and the property owner’s water lines and responsibility begins. Any water leak that is detected by a water meter is the property owner’s responsibility.

Eastsound Water has written a brochure to help members diagnose their water leaks: “So You Suspect You Have a Water Leak?”

We also have a “Catastrophic Leak Policy” that can provide some relief from high water bills associated with leaks. To qualify for Catastrophic Leak Relief, a member must respond promptly to the leak and complete a repair that will significantly reduce the risk of a reoccurrence.

We also maintain a list of local contractors who might be of assistance with locating and repairing water leaks. Contact us for a referral. Eastsound Water receives no compensation from these referrals and also accepts no responsibility for their work or performance.