Information About Toilets

Toilets are the most common source of leaks and high water bills.
How You Can Discover If Your Toilet Leaks:
  • 1. Lift the lid from your toilet tank.
  • 2. Place three or four drops of ordinary food coloring inside the toilet tank (do not use dye; it can stain the tank).
  • 3. Do not flush or otherwise disturb the toilet for one to two hours or longer.
  • 4. At the end of the waiting period, observe the toilet bowl. If the color you placed into the tank shows up in the bowl, you have a leak.
How Do You Fix A Leaking Toilet?
  • Most frequently, leaks in toilets are caused by a defective flush valve. A flush valve is a flap or ball plunger device that is supposed to act as a stopper in the bottom of your toilet tank. After several years and many flushings, the stopper can be knocked out of shape or simply worn out.
  • To repair the toilet and save water, see your hardware dealer or plumber and obtain an inexpensive and easy to install replacement valve or complete replacement kit. 

Toilet Rebates & More! 
  • Cooper City participates in the Broward County water partnership to help residents conserve water, and you could even qualify for a rebate to replace your old, high-flow toilet.
  • Visit Conservation Pays for more information.