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It's Fix a Leak Week - March 18 - 24


Fix a Leak Week: March 18 - 24Every Drop Counts

Nationwide, more than 1 trillion gallons of water leak from U.S. homes each year. That's why WaterSense reminds Americans to check their plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems each year during Fix a Leak Week. Fixing leaks can be easy and inexpensive, and can save you nearly 10 percent on utility bills! 

To mark the occasion of Fix a Leak Week, remember to save water in your own home! Being handy around the house doesn’t have to be difficult. Common types of leaks found in the home are worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and other leaking valves. These types of leaks are often easy to fix. You might only need a few tools and hardware, and the fixes can pay for themselves in water savings. Check out this video by Spartanburg Water on detecting a leaky toilet.

Come Chat with Us!!!

To kick off Fix a Leak Week, WaterSense is holding its 2nd Annual Fix a Leak Week Twitter chat on Monday, March 18 from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern. Log into your Twitter account during that time and use the hashtag #fixaleak to tweet messages about your plans to make a difference during Fix a Leak Week!

Take the Pledge!

Join us and thousands of your friends and neighbors in taking simple actions to save water. Take the “I’m for Water” pledge, and make a resolution this year to save this precious resource.

For more information on Fix a Leak Week and the WaterSense program, go to www.epa.gov/watersense. You can also follow WaterSense on Facebook and Twitter! Make 2013 about water and take the pledge today!

Tell us how you are saving water this Fix a Leak Week in the comments!

Source: Healthy Waters for the EPA's mid-Atlantic region blog