Take action and turn your class into intrepid leak detectives for our first ever Seek a Leak Week, running 20–26 March!
As part of our Seek a Leak Week, we are encouraging schools to take the time to spot a leak with some activity plans.
Leaks can be extremely wasteful and costly. Did you know that a leaking toilet can result in nearly 3 buckets of wasted water a day!
So get your detective gear on and seek a leak – a great activity for the class!
Download the Seek a Leak poster
Or use our 3 step check:
Step 1: Locate your water meter
Tip! This is generally at the front of your property.
Step 2: Test for leaks
- Turn off all taps and water-using devices.
- Write down the black and red numbers on the top of your meter.
- Wait 15 minutes and check if the red numbers have changed.
- If they have, you may have a leak that needs investigating.
Step 3: Seek that leak!
Look inside for:
- dripping taps
- leaking or running toilets
- washing machine and dishwasher connections
- anything else connected to a water source.
Look outside for:
- leaking garden hoses and
- irrigation sprinklers running when they shouldn't
- dripping air conditioning units.
Tip! Hidden leaks can be tricky to find. Look for:
- grounds that are much greener than surrounding area
- areas of lawn that are very spongy
- wet areas in paving cracks don’t dry out.