A new device can keep water waste and bills in check by sensing when a toilet runs excessively and shutting off the water supply.
The H2Orb Water Management System from AquaOne Technologies attaches to the fill valve and stops water from flowing to the toilet in the event of a leak or overflow. It also sounds an alarm to alert you and indicates the source of the problem.
The device can be ordered for $127 at www.theh2orb.com.
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