Thursday, March 12, 2015

Fix a Leak Week

By Jessica Wheeler, The Groundwater Foundation

Did you know that a leaky faucet dripping one drip per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons a year?  That's a lot of water and money down the drain!  But don't worry, many leaks in the home can be taken care of with quick, easy fixes that will help keep your water bill down and conserve water.  Mark your calendars, March 16-20 is National Fix a Leak Week!

Here are a few quick tips for fixing leaks around your home:
  • Fix leaky faucets by replacing washers and gaskets
  • Use pipe tape and a wrench to fix a leaky showerhead
  • If you have a leaky toilet, check to see if the flapper needs replaced
  • If your garden hose is leaking at the spigot, replace the rubber hose washer

Check out the Environmental Protection Agency's website for more information on fixing leaks in your home!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I live in a home built in the late 60's. Due to the age of the home, it seems like everything is leaking. I was surprised to learn that a leaky faucet can waste more than 3000 gallons per year. Replacing the gaskets to stop the leak is definitely a higher priority for me now.