Frequently Asked Questions
SHOULD I PUT A BRICK IN MY TOILET TANK TO SAVE WATER?
Toilet flushing uses a lot of water (40% of a household's total water usage). Putting something in the toilet that takes up space, like a water filled jug, is a good idea. But, putting a brick in the tank is not a good idea, because bricks tend to crumble and might damage your toilet.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY TOILET HAS A SILENT LEAK?
Place a dye tablet or a couple of drops of food coloring in the tank reservoir and don't flush the toilet for 15-30 minutes. If color appears in the toilet bowl, you have a leak.
IS SUNNYSLOPE COUNTY WATER DISTRICT PART OF THE SAN BENITO COUNTY WATER DISTRICT?
No. Sunnyslope County Water District is a Special District created by local residents to provide local service in accordance with the California State Water Code. The District is responsible directly to the customers of the District. Although the District participates and collaborates with the San Benito County Water District and the City of Hollister Water Department in specific projects and programs for efficiency purposes, it is not part of or under the jurisdiction of those water agencies.
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COST OF REPAIRING LEAKS?
The customer is responsible for any leaks on the customer's side of the meter. Sunnyslope County Water District is responsible for leaks on the street side of the meter.