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Lost 100,000 litres in 12 months

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by davids355, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Finally got to the bottom of a water leak in my house today -- one of the toilets had a very slow leak and has been constantly running for estimated last 12 months.

    Only found out by chance when I called water board to try and see if we could save any money - they told us our water usage was very high!

    Anyway, took about 3 weeks to pinpoint the leak.

    I worked out that over the last 12 months we have lost roughly 100,000 litres of water as a result of this leak! And it's cost us around £400-£500!

    (no it's no relation to IM, just me happy to have solved a big problem!!!).
     
  2. kirajx

    kirajx Junior Member

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    Congratulations for solving your problem :)
     
  3. popcrdom29

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    That's a lot of water. Glad you found the leak and save money from here on out. Now you
    can spend more on IM. lol
     
  4. aStroke

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    100,000 liters of water = 100,000 1 liter water bottles
    1 liter water bottles = $0.50
    100,000 x $0.50 = $50,000

    Hot damn you lost a lot of money!
     
  5. Griller

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    Wow

    Was there structural damage? That is an enormous amount of water to lose in the span of a year from one toilet.
     
  6. davids355

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    ^^no structural damage. It was literally just trickling into the bowl and then disappearing into the pipe so that water wasn't spilling into our house or anything so no damage.

    We have 1 year now paying £50 per month to repay arrears, then we should go back to £25 per month.

    My gf is mad because where she comes from (Scotland) they don't even pay for water in the first place!
     
  7. cherub

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    We do, they just add it to your council tax. Still, sorry to hear about it; surely it's the water company's responsibility to notify you if you suddenly start using more water than usual?
     
  8. Nickel

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    Ouch I know the feeling all too well. The house I am in has a downstairs apartment which I almost never use and one month the flapper inside the toilet got flipped up by (I'm guessing) some kind of backflow "water-burp".
    The thing ran non-stop for the entire month and I got a bill for $1800
    Had to pay an extra $300 a month on my wter bill for 6 months, which was infuriating.
     
  9. pride1760

    pride1760 Registered Member

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    so it was leaking 300 litres water a day???
     
  10. HostStage

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    Yeah indeed 300 litres seems tremendious.

    Basically it is almost like you took a bath everyday. How clean you could have been ? :p

    But where did the water go with such a quantity ?
     
  11. Corrupt

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    That sucks. We too had a pipe leak in our house about a month back. Old pipes, don't know how long the leak had been going on. Only noticed it when the leak got severe and the water level in our house's tank started to fall rapidly right after refilling and after stopping the supply to various parts of the house, finally noticed where the leak was at. Worst part was that there was structural damage as well to the wall next to the pipe. >.<
     
  12. kez1000

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    Damn bro same thing happened to me all 3 of my toliets were slow leaking...
    bill went from £25 per month to £58 per month :eek:

    went to ebay and bought replacement part's and I fixed everything.