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Fixing Your Toilet: How To?

Fixing Your Toilet: How To?

If you suspect your toilet of a leak contact Newton Water & Sewerage Authority for a water test kit.   If you found out your toilet is leaking, WATCH THIS VIDEO, and then follow the steps below!   Leaking Flapper This happens when water leaks through the hole at the bottom center of the tank under the flapper because the flapper does not seat  properly. There are two possible culprits for this: the flapper chain or the  flapper itself. The flapper chain connects the flush handle arm to the flapper.  Sometimes the chain gets twisted, snagged, or caught on the handle arm, which  shortens the chain’s length, holding up the flapper so it can’t seat fully. The  ideal chain length has some slack when the handle arm is at rest and the flapper  is fully seated. Make sure the flapper chain is untangled. Flush the toilet a  few times to assure the chain does not re-tangle and the flapper seats properly.  Later, replace the old chain with a new one. Follow these instructions to repair or replace the flapper: Step 1 – Test the Flapper With tank lid off, handle at rest, and toilet seat up, push down the flapper.  If the water stops running into the bowl, the flapper needs to be repaired or  replaced. Step 2 – Test the Chain and Hinges Make sure the chain end is fastened securely to the flapper loop, so the  flush handle operates the flapper correctly. Make sure the flapper hinges are  attached securely onto their posts (bottom of overflow tube), so the flapper  floats up and down freely. If the flapper still does not seat...
Reading Your Meter

Reading Your Meter

Water meters can be pretty confusing, but after a little bit of reading it should be as easy possible! Take a quick look and learn something new! If you already know about these take a refresher coarse.   LOCATING YOUR METER BOX • For Residential Customers: In most cases, the water meter is located at the front of the property near the street under ground. • For Commercial Customers: In most cases, the water meter is located at the front of the property, or could be located in the back or side of property under ground. In some cases depending on the size of the commercial property, the meter will be locked under ground in a large vault. In these cases, do not attempt to obtain a reading. Please contact NCWSA  (770-385-3940) to obtain a reading of the meter. • When looking at the water meter, locate the BLACK numbers on the LEFT side of the meter dial with the WHITE background. These numbers count the number of gallons of water that have passed through your meter.   DETERMINING YOUR WATER USAGE:  Use the following example to help read your meter: • Select a day to take an initial water meter reading. • Write down the numbers you see on the meter odometer. (ex. 0260000) • After a period of time has passed (such as a day or week), read your meter again. (ex. new reading of 0263000) • Subtract your first reading from the second reading. This is your water usage for that period. (ex. 0263000—0260000 = 3000) • The 3000 figure indicates that 3,000 gallons of water have been used...

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