SAWS: Toilet Leak?
Aquifer Beaker

Edwards Aquifer

Aquifer Level 680.5'
6/17/19 - Official

The Edwards aquifer and its catchment area in the San Antonio region is about 8,000 square miles and includes all or part of 13 counties in south-central Texas.

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Year-Round Watering Hours

Watering with an irrigation system or sprinkler is allowed any day of the week before 11 a.m. or after 7 p.m.

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Aquifer Level 680.5 | Year-Round Watering Hours

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Do-It-Yourself Repairs

Toilet Leak?

Is Your Toilet Running? Then Go Catch It!

Believe it or not, there's some wise advice in the punch line of that silly old joke. That leaky toilet could be wasting 1,440 gallons of water every day.

Dual-Flush Toilet Repair

Remember the "good old days" when replacing a leaky toilet flapper only took about five minutes? Believe it or not, the newer dual-flush models are just as easy to maintain. SAWS conservation expert Brandon guides you through the process, step-by-step.

All toilets need maintenance – even the ones you received from SAWS. Knowing when yours is in need of some upkeep helps save water and money.

Some toilet leaks are obvious:

  • Toilet tank filling when not in use (aka "ghost flushing")
  • Water trickling down the inside of the bowl
  • Ripples of water in the bowl pool

Other leaks aren't as easily seen or heard, but can be detected with a simple test. Add a few drops of food coloring to the water in the tank, but don't flush. Leave the toilet for about 20 minutes; if coloring appears in the bowl, your toilet is leaking.

Typically, the problem can be solved easily by replacing either the toilet flapper or seal. You might not think much about the maintenance of your toilet but it's important to change the flapper at least once a year. To find the right match for your toilet model, check our rubber flappers list. Settling for a one-size-fits-all flapper can quickly turn your water-efficient toilet into a water waster.

Replacing the seal on your dual-flush toilet? If you need assistance, check our list of licensed professional plumbers qualified to repair Caroma toilets.

Toilet Repair Parts Locations

Caroma repair parts are available at the following two locations:

Moore Supply (Downtown) Moore Supply (North)
817 N. Frio
San Antonio, TX 78207
5919 W. Campus Drive
San Antonio, TX 78247