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Mar 16, 2015

On the Hunt for Leaks

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), household leaks can waste more than 1 trillion gal of water annually nationwide.

In 2015, from March 16 to 22, the Fix a Leak Week is dedicated to help hunt down leaks to prevent water loss through leaky faucets and other household fixtures.

Nationwide, various municipal districts and organizations are taking part in this EPA WaterSense program.

For example, the Regional Water Supply Planning Committee of East-Central Illinois and the Mahomet Aquifer Consortium will be hosting a toilet repair demo event on March 21, 2015, which will provide information about how to detect and repair the most common water leaks in a house and how to conserve water with WaterSense appliances.

Also on March 21, the Arizona Municipal Water Users Assn. will be hosting the “One for Water 4-Miler” race in Peoria, Ariz., to encourage the public to fix leaks. Raising public awareness of water loss prevention is key to ensuring a smart use of our water resources and programs such as these help ensure reliable water supplies today and for future generations.

Visit EPA’s Fix a Leak Week site for more information and other 2015 event details.