Fix A Leak Week - March 12th - March 18th 2012
More than 1 trillion gallons of water are wasted in U.S. homes each year from easy-to-fix leaks. Conservation Warehouse
is participating in Fix a Leak Week
, March 12 through 18, 2012, and we encourage you to join us.
Sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) WaterSense® program as part of the We’re for Water campaign, this week is an opportunity to improve the water efficiency of your home by finding and fixing leaks. In the average home, household leaks waste more than 10,000 gallons of water each year. That’s enough to wash nearly 10 months’ worth of laundry!Here’s how to identify leaks around your home or in the property you manage:
Here’s how you can address leaks found at home or in the property you manage:
- Read your water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter changes at all, you probably have a leak.
- Winter months are the prime time to check water use and see if you may have a leak. If a family of four exceeds 12,000 gallons per month in the winter, you probably have leaks!
- Drop these Leak Detector tablets into your toilet tank and wait a few minutes to detect whether you're toilet is leaking.
- Look for dripping faucets, shower heads, and fixture connections. Don’t forget to check irrigation systems and spigots too.
World Water Day 2012
- Twist and tighten pipe connections. To save more water without a noticeable difference in flow, twist on a WaterSense® labeled faucet aerator or shower head.
- If you're toilet is leaking from inside the tank, replace the toilet flapper or replace it with a Watersense® labeled toilet.
- WaterSense® labeled models are independently certified to use 20 percent less water and perform as well as or better than standard models.
International World Water Day is held annually on March 22nd as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating March 22nd, 1993 as the first World Water Day.
Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. Learn more about World Water Day 2012
and the different themes which have been the focus of World Water Day celebrations. Participate in one of the many events