Drip, Drip, Drip - Fix a Leak Week is March 20-26, 2023
As water conservation stewards of Greeley, the Water and Sewer Department encourages Greeley residents to participate in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) national Fix a Leak Week, March 20-26, 2023. The average household's leaks can account for nearly 10,000 gallons of water wasted yearly; that is the same amount of water it would take to wash 270 loads of laundry or around 10% of your water bill. Greeley residents can avoid many leaks with regular maintenance and by fixing leaks as soon as they are detected.
“Water leak detection is very much like getting a checkup from the doctor,” said Dena Egenhoff, water conservation manager for the City of Greeley. “Do regular checkups on your water pipes and fixtures. Not only can finding a leak save you money, but it can prevent long-term damage to your property. Water leaks never get better—only worse.”
Finding and fixing leaks is as simple as 1-2-3.
- Check for leaks
- Get an automatic notification for leaks by registering for WaterSmart at greeley.watersmart.com
- If you are going over your water budget in the winter months, you might have a leak.
- Detect and chase down leaks with WaterSmart tutorials and videos
- Fix the leaks you found. Search for DIY videos on YouTube or hire a professional.
- Replace fixtures. Greeley offers rebates for toilets and free showerheads. Go to greeleygov.com/rebates to find out more about a $100 rebate for low-flow toilets.
Receive daily tips by following the Greeley Water Department on Facebook during Fix a Leak Week, March 20-26, 2023. For more information about finding and fixing leaks, visit www.epa.gov/watersense/fix-leak-week.
Mar 17, 2023
Dena Egenhoff, Water