Town Warns About Water Leaks

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Last year, Verona finished upgrading the water meters at all residences in town. That means more accurate billing, but it also means that the town can see where water might be leaking and costing residents more money than they otherwise might pay.

Township Manager Matt Cavallo told the Town Council at last Monday’s meeting that the town now gets a Continuous Use Report for all properties in town, which lists meters that register as having water running all the time instead of only when water might be needed for a shower or a load of laundry. Township officials say the report can pick up anything from a tiny drip to a steady flow.

To help residents cut their water bills–and waste less water–Verona is sending out letters to owners of every property on the Continuous Use Report. The report can’t pinpoint exactly where the leak might be happening, so town officials are advising residents to check for continuously running toilets, sinks or showers, or outside water spigots that may not be shut off.

If you get a letter, the town wants you to know that you can get a leak-testing tablet free of charge that can help you check for running toilets. Contact Caitlin Fischer, utility supervisor of accounts, at (973) 857-4798, or by e-mail at [email protected].

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