Water is precious and it is important to understand where our water comes from.

Wenden is located over an ancient aquifer that spans 512 square miles and is the only source of water for the McMullen Valley. Thousands of years of natural processes created this source and when thinking about the communities future, planning and growth needs careful consideration in putting protection of our water first…no matter what.

As Individuals, we can make daily decisions to curb water use and/or identify water leaks.

Here is a link that has many suggestions: https://wateruseitwisely.com/100-ways-to-conserve/

A water leak is one of the major culprits for water waste and unexpected costs to you.                        Here is a info on one way to check for a water leak provided by:


Whole House Meter Check for Leaks

Larger leaks or a combination of small leaks can often be detected by your water meter. Using your water meter you can perform a simple leak check with the following steps:

  1. Make sure all water is turned off inside and outside the home.  This test must be performed when no automatic water equipment is used, such as irrigation controllers, clothes washers, dishwashers, etc.

  2. Record the reading of the water meter, and wait 15 minutes. Be certain no one uses any water during this time.

  3. Record the reading of the meter again. If the meter has recorded water use during the test, it might be due to a leak. Verify that the water use is not due to small appliances such as water filters, water softeners, or whole house humidifiers.

The meter test only verifies large leaks. Using this test you cannot verify that small leaks do not exist within the home. Even when leaks are detected, this test does not indicate the location of the leaks. Further investigation is needed to detect and locate all significant leaks.

Homeowners are responsible for any repairs from the water meter to the residence.

Wenden’s water infrastructure is being repaired and replaced overtime. Please call Wenden Domestic Water Improvement District if you see or suspect a water leak. A simple phone call can save millions of gallons of water. Please call 928.859.3881.

Watch the video below to help identify a leak. (This was a leak was found in the road)


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