Leak Stoppers


A partnership between Bridging the Gap and KC Water to stop leaks and save money for KC Water residential customers.



Did you know that a toilet with a moderate leak can waste 6,000 gallons of water per month? And that not using a high-efficiency shower head can cause a family of four to waste almost 550 gallons of water per month? The good news is there’s a solution for both of these problems.


Bridging the Gap and KC Water are working together to bring you, “Leak Stoppers,” a program to provide income-eligible KC Water customers with water-saving devices such as kitchen and bathroom faucet aerators, high-efficiency shower heads, and more.


To participate, a family of two must earn $31,895 or less.  The annual limit for a family of four is $48,470.  Qualifying customers will receive a water conservation kit at no cost to them.  The kit, which contains faucet aerators, a high-efficiency shower head, a toilet tank bank, toilet detection tablets, a toilet flapper, and toilet fill cycle diverter, can help reduce a customer’s water bill by $100 or more every year. Free installation is available if needed.


To get started click the “Sign Up Now” button and complete a brief application or call 816-890-9600.  A member of the Leak Stopper outreach team will follow up with you to learn more about your needs and to schedule a time to install your free kit. 






What is in my free water conservation kit?


Your water conservation kit contains several devices that can help you use less water without any loss of convenience or performance.


Kitchen and bathroom faucet aerators – An aerator mixes air with the water to create a steady stream of water with no noticeable change in water pressure. Your kitchen aerator has a maximum flow of 1.5 gallons per minute (gpm), and the bathroom aerator has a maximum flow of 1.0 gpm. Using aerators can reduce water consumption in your kitchen and bathroom sinks by 30% to 75%.


High-efficiency shower head – Your new high-efficiency shower head has nine different settings and uses only 1.5 gpm, which is 40% more efficient than a standard shower head.


Toilet tank bank – Putting a toilet tank bank in your existing toilet is easy and reduces the amount of water needed to refill the tank by 0.8 gallons each time you flush.


Toilet leak detection tablets – The non-toxic tablets in your kit can be used to diagnose a toilet flapper leak. Just drop a tablet in your toilet tank, stir the water gently, and wait 15 minutes. If the water in your toilet bowl has coloring in it after 15 minutes, you have a leaky toilet flapper that needs to be replaced.


Toilet flapper – A new toilet tank flapper will prevent your toilet from wasting water between flushes. The average leaky toilet wastes around 200 gallons a day, or 6,000 gallons a month.This can cost you hundreds of dollars per year in higher water bills.


Toilet Fill Cycle Diverter – This device goes inside your toilet tank and diverts some of the water that normally fills the bowl to fill the tank. It can save from 0.5 to 1.5 gallons per flush.



Toilet Replacement Program


When we install your water conservation kit, we’ll check the age of your toilet. If your toilet was manufactured before 1982, you may qualify to receive a free new water-efficient toilet professionally installed by a plumber. You must own your own home to be eligible, and quantities are limited.