Purchase a diary and pen from your nearest bookstore. Prepare a well formatted table shown as below.

To find out daily water use you have to read the water meter. Note down the meter reading between regular intervals. By subtracting the latest meter reading from one before, you will get water use in kilolitres in those days.

To find how many kilolitres you use each day, you have to find the number of days and divide the number of kilolitres by the number of days.

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A water meter shows you how much water you use and based on your usage you have to pay water bill. If you have following type of water meter then read as follows:
PictureWater Meter-1
Read the numbers left to right. The black number show how may kiloliters(1000 Liters) have been used. The red numbers show how may liters have been used. Only the kiloliters are shown on your bill.

PictureWater Meter-2
If your water meter look like as water meter-2 then the number show the kiloliters while the dial show the liters. The dials are read from right to left. When a pointer is between two numbers read the lower number. This meter also has a gauge that shows flow through the meter. If you turn off all your taps and there is movement in this gauge you may have a leak.

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A small drip won’t waste much water but the constant running toilet can waste upto 200,000 litres of water a year. As well as dripping sink, hose, bathtub or shower can waste upto 10,000 litres of water a year.

Now, think about all the faucets in your home which are constantly dripping and think every faucets in every home on your building, in your town, in your state are also dripped.

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Some simple tips to prevent water leaks:
  • Don’t plant large trees over pipes and mains because their root growth may damage the pipes. It can also cause cracks and leaks in your pool. So, inspect your pool regularly.
  • Keep maintain your automatic watering systems.
  • Don’t forget to turn tap off.
  • Call only licensed professionals for plumbing and building renovation work.
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You may have seen the water below or behind your washing machine. The washing machine is designed to store the water and used that water to wash the clothes. To check the washing machine leak, you have to first check hoses behind your washing machine and make sure it tightened properly. 

It may possibly that the leak doesn't exist in water pipeline but it may cause by a crack or malfunctioning  part inside of the machine. If you can’t find yourself then call the nearest expert water leak detectors.
When you go away for the vacation, you must leave your home empty for a week or month. So at that time, it is good to shut off your water valve so that if a huge leak develops then it will not damage your property or run up a large water bill. The shut off valve is located near your water meter. So when you found any damaged pipe, you have to move at the shut off valve to close the supply pipeline.

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A list of some common area of your home where you have to check for leaks.
  • Kitchen (Sink, Dishwasher, Ice Maker)
  • Bathrooms (Sink, Toilets, Shower/Tub)
  • Utility/Laundry (Washing Machine, Hot Water Heater, Utility Sink)
  • Garage (Extra Refrigerators, Freezers)
  • Check Water Meter (Is your water meter running?)
  • Shut off valve
  • Landscaping (Hoses, Faucets, Sprinkler System, etc.)
  • Pool/Spa (Light, Pump, etc.)
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Look and feel the above portion of the water supply line. If the soil is wet at these locations this might indicate a leak. In this case, the water will seep up towards the ground surface, usually directly above the path of the underground pipe.

Detecting and fixing these types of leak is the responsibility of the homeowner. But the homeowner can’t repair themselves, they have to call a professional plumber to perform all repairing work.

Read more here about how to find water leaks in water pipeline.

There are sometimes leaks in water supply pipelines that is in between the house and meter. It is too difficult to detect underground pipeline leaks because the pipes are buried at least 3 feet below the ground surface. It may happen that the leaking water will travel along the pipe, back to the meter. 

If you find that the water meter contains water and it is not due to rain or irrigation runoff that indicates there is a leak in the water supply pipeline. Read more about detecting leak in water supply line.

To detect this type of leak without digging the pipeline call the expert water leak detectors.