Seek a Leak Week

Take action and turn your class into intrepid leak detectives for our first ever Seek a Leak Week, running 20–26 March!

As part of our Seek a Leak Week, we are encouraging schools to take the time to spot a leak with some activity plans.

Leaks can be extremely wasteful and costly. Did you know that a leaking toilet can result in nearly 3 buckets of wasted water a day!

So get your detective gear on and seek a leak – a great activity for the class!

Download the Seek a Leak poster

Or use our 3 step check:

Step 1: Locate your water meter

Tip! This is generally at the front of your property.

Step 2: Test for leaks

  • Turn off all taps and water-using devices.
  • Write down the black and red numbers on the top of your meter.
  • Wait 15 minutes and check if the red numbers have changed.
  • If they have, you may have a leak that needs investigating.

Step 3: Seek that leak!

Look inside for:

  • dripping taps
  • leaking or running toilets
  • washing machine and dishwasher connections
  • anything else connected to a water source.

Look outside for:

  • leaking garden hoses and
  • irrigation sprinklers running when they shouldn't
  • dripping air conditioning units.

Tip! Hidden leaks can be tricky to find. Look for:

  • grounds that are much greener than surrounding area
  • areas of lawn that are very spongy
  • wet areas in paving cracks don’t dry out.
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