More than 1 trillion gallons of water are wasted in U.S. homes each year from easy-to-fix leaks. That‚Äôs why Fulton County Public Works-Water Resources is participating in Fix a Leak Week, March 20th through March 26th 2017, and we encourage you to join us.
Sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency‚Äôs (EPA‚Äôs) WaterSense¬ģ program, Fix a Leak 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‚Äôs the amount of water needed to wash 270 loads of laundry!
Here‚Äôs how you can address leaks found at home:
- Check for leaks. Look for dripping faucets, showerheads, sprinklers, and other fixtures. Also check for toilets with silent leaks by putting a few drops of food coloring into the tank and seeing if it appears in the bowl before you flush. Don‚Äôt forget to check irrigation systems and spigots too.
- Twist and tighten hose and pipe connections. To save more water without a noticeable difference in flow in your bathroom faucet, twist on a WaterSense labeled faucet aerator.
- Replace the fixture if necessary. Look for WaterSense labeled models, which are independently certified to use 20 percent less water and perform as well as or better than standard models.
As a WaterSense partner concerned with preserving our nation‚Äôs water supply, Fulton County Public Works-Water Resources can help you learn more.
Fix a Leak Week (FALW) Activities
March 20th, 10am-12pm ¬†
Government Center (Peachtree St. Level)
141 Pryor St., SW, Atlanta 30303
March 20th, 6:30pm-7:30pm ¬†
West End Library ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†
525 Peeples St.,SW, Atlanta 30310
March 23th, 11am-12pm ¬†
Northside Shepherd Neighborhood
1705 Commerce Dr., NW, Atlanta 30318
March 24th, 10am-1pm ¬†
Johns Creek Environmental Campus
8100 Holcomb Bridge Rd.,Johns Creek 30022 ¬†
Mark your calendar: Fix a Leak Week is March 20th through March 26th 2017. Grab a wrench or contact your favorite handy person, plumber, or certified irrigation professional to address leaking toilets, faucets, showerheads, and irrigation systems around your home.