Gwinnett urges residents to check for water leaks

Gwinnett water officials are urging homeowners to check for leaks in toilets, faucets and underground irrigation systems as the county tries to conserve water.

Lynn Smarr, acting director of water resources, said a slow toilet leak can waste 10,000 gallons of water a year.

All Gwinnett water meters have a small black triangle that spins when even a tiny amount of water is going through the meter. A spinning triangle when no water is being used means there’s a leak somewhere on the homeowner’s side of the meter.

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