An apartment owner from San Ysidro, CA. called and asked if we could do a water audit on his 225 unit apartment complex; he said that over the last few months his water bills had nearly doubled.
He had walked the entire property and could not find any wet or over watered landscape, so the problem must be inside and as his annual inside property inspections were to begin in a week. His question; could we accompany his managers on the inspections? As background, each apartment inspection has to be completed within 10 minutes. The challenge; each unit has 2 toilets, 2 bathroom sinks, two showers and a kitchen sink.
Toilet dye test tablets take more than 10 minutes to work, unless the tenants have installed blue toilet tank disinfect cakes in the tank in which case the dye tablets will not work. A further difficulty, each toilet tank lid has to be removed before a tablet can be used inserted. With a limited amount of time in each apartment to complete a water audit and not wanting to move personal items and tank tops, Watermiser Corp. looked for a better way.
Watermiser Corp’s patented 5 Second Leak Detector was born! With the 5 Second Leak Detector we were able to complete all the water audits within the allotted 10 minutes, and this is what we found: 257 leaking toilets in the 225 unit apartment building!
The apartment owner was pleased that he now knew where all that water and money was going! Right down the drain! He ordered repairs, and Watermiser Corp. patented a new unique, fast, and accurate way to test any toilet or urinal in just 5 seconds.