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Mar 17

It's National Fix-a-Leak Week, March 16-22

Posted on March 17, 2015 at 11:09 AM by Ann Vallee

by Keith Bancroft, Water Conservation Specialist Supervisor

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average household can lose approximately 10,000 gallons of water per year to leaks, or the equivalent of 270 loads of laundry.

Repairing leaks around your home not only saves water, but it saves money as well. Fixing easily corrected household water leaks can save homeowners about 10% on their water bills.

Common types of leaks found in the home include worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and other leaking valves. All are easily correctable and, in most cases, fixture replacement parts don't require a major investment.

As you'll see in the video below, finding and repairing leaks around your home can be as simple as check, twist, and replace: checking toilets for leaks, twisting on a new WaterSense labeled faucet aerator, and replacing leaking fixtures. For more information on simple methods to check for leaks, please visit the WaterSense website.


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