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WaterSense 'Fix a Leak Week' March 15-21

Fix a Leak

Did you know that minor leaks from household plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems account for more than 1 trillion gallons of water wasted each year in U.S. homes? As a reminder to everyone, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is promoting its second annual WaterSense "Fix a Leak Week," March 15 to 21, 2010.

EPA created this week-long annual event to give its WaterSense utility, community, manufacturer, retail, and professional partners a call to action to encourage saving water. For example, the City of Dallas and dozens of local plumbers will launch Fix a Leak Week by taking to the streets to repair leaks in low-income residences and replace fixtures with WaterSense labeled models. The Great Dallas Fix a Leak Week Roundup — a seven-day blitz to completely wipe out the waiting list for the city's leak repair program — is just one of many events WaterSense partners will be hosting in their communities across the country.

WaterSense is encouraging homeowners, do-it-yourselfers, and plumbing professionals to help find and fix leaks by promoting the following tips:

  • Reduce faucet leaks by checking faucet washers and gaskets for wear and, if necessary, replace the faucet with a WaterSense labeled model.
  • Replace worn rubber flappers, which can cause silent leaks in toilets.
  • For a leaky garden hose, replace the nylon or rubber hose washer and ensure a tight connection to the spigot using pipe tape and a wrench.
  • Check landscape irrigation systems each spring before use to make sure they are not damaged by frost or freezing.
  • Remember to look for the WaterSense label if you have to replace a bathroom fixture.

To learn more about Fix a Leak Week or to become a WaterSense partner, visit www.epa.gov/watersense.



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