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Rivers group targets leaky toilets

Rivers group targets leaky toilets

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah environmental group is taking on toilets.

The Utah Rivers Council says water conservation should involve not just being careful with outdoor watering, but checking on leaky toilets.

Faulty equipment can mean leaking up to 15 gallons of water per day. The group says if that happened at every house in Salt Lake City, 2 million gallons per day could be lost.

The group on Thursday urged residents have their toilets tested for leaks.

One of the easiest ways is putting a few drops of food coloring into the water tank. If there's a leak, the color will show up in the bowl 10 to 15 minutes later.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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