BPU General Manager reminds public to check for water leaks

By Nick Gosnell
January 13, 2014

McPherson Board of Public Utilities General Manager Tim Maier reminded the public that the utility is not checking water meters over the winter months, but that if you have a leak at your home, you could have a rude awakening come springtime.

Maier said, "They don't get a monthly reminder that they might have a water leak because they have a high water bill. We won't read those water meters until March. Over time, the leaks really can add up."

Maier said if you have a drippy faucet it can leak about fifteen gallons per day. A leak on a 1/32" line can be about 260 gallons a day. A leaky toilet can be 200 gallons a day. If a customer has one of those leaks over an extended period of time, it really can add up.

If you have any questions about your water service, you can call the BPU Customer Service line at (620) 245-2515.