Fix a Leak Week encourages Americans to help put a stop to the more than 1 trillion gallons of water wasted from household leaks each year. Sponsored by EPA's WaterSense® program, Fix a Leak Week is March 12 through 18, 2012. In support of Fix a Leak Week, the City of Greeley promotes finding and fixing leaks. Greeley is participating in Fix a Leak Week to help homeowners save money on utility bills and to help save water in our community.
On March 14, the City of Greeley is hosting free leak repair workshops. The half-hour lunchtime workshop begins at 12:15 and the evening workshop beings at 5:15. The workshops are held in the Water and Sewer Department Conference Room at 1100 10th Street on the 3rd Floor. Come learn how to fix simple leaks in your home. The workshops are in an interactive environment where you can ask questions and try out your new skills with one of our model faucets.
Here are a few tips:
Check for leaks. Look for dripping faucets, showerheads, and fixture connections. 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't forget to check irrigation systems and spigots too.
Twist and tighten pipe connections. To save more water without a noticeable difference in flow, 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.