Leaks aren't always obvious and can often lead to high water bills. While some are easy to fix, others will require a plumber.
The Lewiston Orchards Irrigation District is responsible for repairing leaks on the main and in the service cans. If there is a break on the customer's side then it's the responsibility of the customer to fix. Toilets are the most common leak culprit, so check your toilets to ensure your not wasting water.
To report a leak on a water main, in a service can, or to request an inspection of your water meter, contact the District office at (208) 746-8235.
How to find leaks:
1. Locate your water meter.
2. Locate your water supply shut-off valve.
3. Turn off all faucets and any water using appliances.
4. Check the meter. The meter numbers or dials should not turn. After 30 minutes, take another look. If the hand or numbers have moved, you have a leak between the house and the meter. No meter movement, turn the house water supply on. Check the meter. If there is movement, then you have a leak inside the home. Check your faucets, toilets, and water using appliances.
If Lewiston Orchards Irrigation District discovers you have an unusually high domestic water reading, we will attempt to inform you of the possible leak. You are required to repair the leak in a timely manner to receive a leak adjustment from the District.