Monday, March 11, 2013

Take the Fix a Leak Week Pledge!

The fifth annual Fix a Leak Week is March 18th-24th!
Gallons upon gallons of water can be wasted through small leaks in your home. Fix a Leak Week is a good time to check your home for leaks.  The following steps from the US EPA tell you how to check for leaks:

1. Check toilets for silent leaks by putting a few drops of food coloring in the tank and seeing if the color appears in the bowl before you flush. Don't forget to check irrigation systems and spigots, too.

2. Twist and tighten pipe connections. To save even more water without a noticeable difference in flow, twist in a WaterSense labeled faucet aerator or showerhead.

3. Replace the fixture if necessary. Look for the WaterSense label when replacing plumbing fixtures, which signifies the product has been certified to save water and perform well.
Source: USEPA

Teachers: Take the Fix a Leak Week pledge for your group or classroom and receive a Certificate of Participation! See here for details.

For more information about Fix a Leak Week, see here.

-Written by Jillian Schubert Edwards

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