Fix a Leak Week Offers Customers Reminders to Conserve

Rowland Water District (RWD) is celebrating national Fix a Leak Week from March 20-26, encouraging customers to solve any sneaky leaky issues around their homes to save water and money.

Fix a Leak Week, sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is a yearly campaign to raise awareness of the nearly 1 trillion gallons of water wasted in the United States each year from seemingly harmless dripping faucets, toilets and sprinklers.

A leaky faucet with one drip per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons of water per year – enough for more than 180 showers.

“Even small drips and leaks add up, which is why these repairs are such an easy way to gain water savings at home,” RWD General Manager Tom Coleman said. “The District has numerous free resources available to help customers realize significant reductions in water use.”

RWD’s interactive website, “What’s Your Water Footprint?”, is a great place to start. The site offers tips and tricks for conserving, a water footprint quiz, classroom activities, children’s activities, rebate information and much more.

Additional facts, tips and resources for Fix a Leak Week can be found on the EPA’s website.

RWD encourages customers to take their water-saving efforts beyond fixing leaks. In partnership with Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, RWD offers rebates on water-saving indoor and outdoor appliances and incentives for installing water-efficient landscaping.

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