Fix a Leak Week
Fix a Leak Week, March 20-26, 2017, is an opportunity to save value water and money in your pocket. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Natural Resources are celebrating Fix a Leak Week and encouraging homeowners to learn how to find and fix leaks in their homes.
Water in Daily Life
We are lucky to have easy access to some of the safest treated water in the world—just by turning on the tap. We wake up in the morning, take a shower, brush our teeth, grab a cup of coffee and head out for the day. Water is an important part of our daily lives and we use it for a wide variety of purposes, but do we really understand how much we use? The average family uses more than 300 gallons of water per day at home. Roughly 70 percent of this use occurs indoors.
Fixing Leaks Saves Water and Money
Did you know that 10 percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day. Common types of leaks found in the home include worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and other leaking valves. All are easily correctable. Fixing easily corrected household water leaks can save homeowners about 10 percent on their water bills. Keep your home leak-free by repairing dripping faucets, toilet flappers and showerheads. In most cases, fixture replacement parts don't require a major investment. Most common leaks can be eliminated after retrofitting a household with new WaterSense labeled fixtures and other high-efficiency appliances.