Roses are red, violets are blue, but nobody loves a leaky loo! - That′s why Northumbrian Water is encouraging customers to check their loos for leaks this Valentine′s Day, and is even offering to repair them for free.

It is estimated that a single leaky loo in a home can waste up to 215 litres of water per day - that′s nearly three bath tubs full, and is more than the average person would use across an entire day.


As well as a bucket loads of water going down the drain, a leaky loo can also add around £200 per year to a water bill if paid by meter. A leaky loo can often go unnoticed, meaning people could literally be losing money down the toilet.


To help deal with troublesome toilets Northumbrian Water is offering a free leaky loo detection pack to all of its customers. The packs contain a dye tablet that is dropped into the toilet cistern - if the colour of the water has changed after 15 minutes it means the toilet has a leak.


Customers who do find they have a leaky loo don′t need to cry themselves a river - they can arrange to get it repaired by one of Northumbrian Water′s qualified plumbers - completely free of charge!


Customers can claim their free leaky loo pack by visiting or by phoning 0800 953 0130. The website also features helpful videos on how to check for a leaky loo.


Eliane Algaard, Water Director for Northumbrian Water said: "Valentine′s Day is all about showing appreciation for our loved ones - but we should all think about giving our toilets some TLC!


"Most people don′t even know they have a leaky loo, which means they could be wasting lots of water and adding to their monthly bills without knowing. That′s why we′re encouraging our customers to get one of our free leaky loo detection packs and contact us if they need a repair. Your loo will love you for it!"


Northumbrian Water encourages all of its customers to use water wisely around the home. As well as the leaky loo packs it also offers a free water saving kits, which allow customers to choose from a number of tools and gadgets to help them save water in the bathroom, kitchen and garden. For more information visit