Plumbing leaks in homes and apartments are common and can result in thousands of gallons of wasted water, bill increases, and potential property damage if not addressed promptly. There are simple steps residents can take to reduce the chance of wasteful leaks. Routine maintenance and repairs can add up to savings on your water bill and help conserve our precious water supplies.
Leak Alert Program
We have expanded the way we notify residential single-family customers about potential plumbing leaks. Learn more about the program and actions you can take if you receive a leak alert.
Do-it-Yourself: Identify and Repair Common Leaks
Did you know that the most common household leak is found in the toilet? To learn how you can find leaks around your home, start by inspecting these devices:
- Learn to read your water meter
- Inspect the inside of your toilets
- Check for drippy showers and faucets
- Examine your garden's irrigation systems
Sign up for My Account to monitor your water use, or read SFPUC's Leak Guide (Chinese) (Spanish) for tips how to identify common plumbing leaks.
Need more help finding leaks?
Schedule an appointment for a FREE Water-Wise Evaluation with a Water Conservation technician by calling (415) 551-4730
Let our water conservation experts come to you. Water-Wise Evaluations provide leak detection services, free water-saving and leak repair devices and water-efficiency recommendations throughout your home and garden.