In most instances the leak involves the flush valve, the rubber flapper that lets water from the toilet tank enter the bowl.
The other major cause of leaks in the tank is the filler valve assembly. This assembly can be out of adjustment, letting the tank over fill or it can just be leaking. It is important to note that regular tank maintenance can help prevent leaks. The flush valve should be replaced every two to three years. Always replace parts with high quality parts. The filler valve assembly should last several years depending upon the quality.
Here are a few tips to help you check for a leak:
Even small leaks can add up quickly. A continuous leak from a 1/16” stream can add up to over 24,000 gallons of lost water in a one month period. Dripping faucets should be fixed as soon as they start.
If you have any questions feel free to contact the water billing office at (660) 562-8005.