Leaky Loos

A single leaky loo can waste up to 400 litres of water per day – the equivalent of five full bathtubs - costing up to £300 per year for metered customers.

Leaky loos are one of the most common causes of unexpectedly high water use but aren’t easy to spot as the water just dribbles away down the pan, so they often go unnoticed.

This is bad for the river and, if you have a water meter, this is also bad for your pocket.

Even the most water-conscious of us can miss a leaky loo - ARK Director Charlotte Hitchmough has written about her own leaky loo issues on Marlborough News Online

How can you detect a leaky loo?
If you can hear a flow of water when the toilet has not been flushed, or can see a slight but constant trickle at the back of the toilet pan, you may have a leaky loo.   If you are local to Marlborough or Hungerford you can collect one of our Free Leaky Loo Detection Packs.  

The pack consists of a pair of dye tablets that should be added to your cistern.  Full instructions and picture guides are provided and evidence of a leak will be seen within a few hours.  

2016: If you are in Newbury or Thatcham and would like a Smarter Home Visit or a free Leaky Loo fix, click here for more information. 

Even if you don’t pay for your water on a meter, check your loo and if it is leaking get it fixed for free.  Every drop of water you save will be a drop more in the river this summer.