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The Authority receives many questions about a variety of issues that come up around the home, from leaky toilets to how to hook-up generators. To provide our customers with the best service possible, we have compiled this list of resources to help you troubleshoot problems that arise in the home. These sources are merely to help you troubleshoot, as we always recommend seeking help from a professional.

Apply for an Adjustment

To apply for an adjustment, please read through the adjustment policy and then fill out and submit the Application for Adjustments.

Check if you have a water leak

How to detect a water leak (video courtesy of Honolulu Board of Water Supply)

How to check for hidden leaks in your plumbing (Video courtesy of Ramona’s Plumber)

How to find a water leak in your house (Article courtesy of


Fix Leaky Toilets  

How to test for a leaky toilet (video courtesy of Lowe’s)

How to replace and install a toilet (video courtesy of Lowe’s)

How to test and fix a leaky toilet (video courtesy of Home Depot)

How to Fix a Weak Flushing Toilet (video courtesy of Lowe’s)

How to test for a toilet leak (article courtesy of TLC)


Fix Leaky Faucets

How to Replace a Faucet (video courtesy of Lowe’s)

How to fix a leaky faucet with a single handle design (video courtesy of Lowe’s)

How to fix a leaky faucet with a two handle design (video courtesy of Lowe’s)

How to fix a leaky faucet (article courtesy of


Troubleshoot Low Water Pressure

How to Troubleshoot Low Water Pressure (Video courtesy of Tim Gipson)

How to check your water pressure & pressure regulator (Video courtesy of Ramona’s Plumber)


Understand Water Pressure Reducing Valves

Water Pressure Regulator (Video courtesy of Otay Water District)

How to Adjust a Water Pressure Reducing Valve (Video courtesy of Watts Water)

23 Questions and Answers about Water Pressure Reducing Valves (Article courtesy of Watts Regulator Company)


Troubleshoot a Generator

How to install and run a generator (Video courtesy of Citadel Gener Blog)

Generator Safety (Video courtesy of SDG&E)

How to hook up an emergency generator (Article courtesy of



Disclaimer: The Authority is not in any way associated or affiliated with any of the individuals or companies in the above articles and videos. The information provided herein is from third parties and not being endorsed by the Authority for any profit or benefit. The Authority cannot be held liable for any of the information or results provided by the videos and articles. While these resources provide information on general home improvement issues, it is not a substitute for seeking help from a certified professional. Any instruction taken from the above resources is at the owner’s risk.

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