A common leaky culprit in homes and cottages are aged, degraded toilet flappers. Found in the tank of most toilets, this rubber part can degrade and crack over time allowing extra water to “leak” into your septic system.
A leaky flapper can add hundreds of litres of unnecessary water a week, causing hydraulic overloading and leading to possible system failure. Check to see if the flapper is cracked or just replace it every few years.
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