Things to Know!
Kirksville Water Association
Statistics Detecting Leaks Conservations Tips
Water Line: 165 miles
Tank Capacity: 425,000 gallons
Source of water: Kentucky River
No of employees: 2
No of customers: 1,980
We want to help our customers keep their bills as accurate as possible by reflecting the actual water that is used. Small leaks in your home can quickly add up to many gallons lost. A dripping faucet can waste 15 gallons a day. Just a 1/8” sized leak consumes more than 3,500 gallons per day. Most leaks are easy to find, but some can go undetected. If your bill is unusually high, a little investigation can save both water and money.
To find out if you have a leak, you may want to check:
1.Your toilet. It is not uncommon to lose more than 100 gallons a week to a toilet leak. You can check for leaks by putting a few drops of food coloring in the tank, wait about 15 minutes and look in the bowl. If the food coloring shows up there, the tank is leaking.
Look for drips or stains underneath or behind dishwashers and clothes washers
Look at indoor and outdoor faucets. Replace worn gaskets and washers.
Look at sprinkler systems. Check for damaged sprinkler system heads and system leaks.
2.Your meter. Be sure no water is on inside your dwelling. This includes toilets, ice makers, washing machines, etc. If no water is on, check your meter for any movement of the dial. When water is passing through the meter, the dial will move in a clockwise direction. If the water is off and the dial moves, you have a leak.
Once you have determined you have a leak, call a plumber or do the repairs yourself.
Madison County Utilities District is not responsible for the lines from the meter to your dwelling.
DRY WEATHER WATER CONSERVATION TIPS
Drought conditions are causing a larger than usual consumption of water, resulting in some customers experiencing lower pressures. Please be mindful of your water consumption and do your part to help Conserve water.
Water your lawn only when necessary.It takes 660 gallons of water to supply 1,000 square feet of lawn with 1 inch of water. As a general rule, established lawns do not need to be watered more often than every five to seven days.
Water lawns and gardens early in the morning or at night, when temperatures are lowest, and save 30% or more of the water typically lost to evaporation.
Do not allow sprinklers to water your street, driveway or sidewalk.
Raise the height of your mower so that you are cutting grass at the highest recommended height. A higher cut encourages grass roots to grow deeper, shade the root system and holds soil moisture better than a closely clipped lawn.
Avoid over fertilizing your lawn. Fertilizer applications increase the need for water.
Use mulch around trees and shrubs and in garden beds to retain moisture in the soil.
Do not use the hose to clean your driveway or sidewalk – use a broom.
Use a shut-off nozzle on your hose so that water flows only as needed.
Do not leave sprinklers on hoses unattended.
If you wash your car, park it on the grass and use a hose with an automatic shut off nozzle.