March 14, 2022 – Rowland Water District (RWD) customers are urged to find and repair dripping fixtures in and around their homes in recognition of Fix a Leak Week March 14-20.

The national campaign sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is aimed at curbing a significant source of water waste at home. An average household’s leaking toilets, showerheads, irrigation systems and other fixtures can account for nearly 10,000 gallons of squandered water every year – enough to wash 270 loads of laundry.

“With the ongoing drought and historic dry conditions across the entire state, Fix a Leak Week is more important this year than ever before,” General Manager Tom Coleman said. “Fixing leaks inside and outside the home is one of the best ways to conserve water, which translates to money savings for customers.”

Fix-it tips can be found online at RWD customers are encouraged to share photos of their water-saving efforts using the hashtag #IFixLeaks.

Fixing worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and other easily corrected leaks, as well as switching to more efficient WaterSense-labeled appliances, will reduce water bills. Products certified as WaterSense by the EPA use at least 20% less water than older models.

In addition to promptly repairing leaks throughout the year, RWD provides water-saving incentives, resources, and information. The District’s interactive conservation website offers water-saving tips and kids activities.

RWD partners with Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to offer customer rebates on high-efficiency clothes washers, toilets, weather-based irrigation controllers, turf removal and more. Details are available online at

“Whether you are fixing leaks, switching out appliances or turning off the faucet when you brush your teeth, all of these efforts help us protect our water supplies for the future.” Coleman said. “We can all do our part and we are excited to help customers learn how they can be a part of the solution.”

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