My lovely wife and I are staying at my dad’s place in Florida. He pays a monthly fee to the park. Unmetered water is included in the basic fee. When we got here, the toilet in the spare bathroom constantly leaked water down the drain. The water level dropped then the valve would open, filling up the toilet tank again -over and over and over . . .
Dad had it as a pretty low priority. Eventually, he wanted to change the whole toilet. Since the water was free, it didn’t bother him.
The sound of constantly running water drove me nuts. At home, running water like that would be a big problem. A leaky toilet can put too much water into a septic system, causing it to fail. My water comes from a well and is pumped into the house. Constant water flow stresses the well, the pump and the solar electric system that powers the pump.
Finally, I couldn’t take it anymore and went down to the hardware store. Replacing the innards of the toilet took about 15 minutes and 17 dollars. Well worth it for my personal peace of mind.
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