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Celebrate Fix a Leak Week

 

The Town of Gilbert has officially declared March 17 through March 23, 2014 Fix a Leak Week.  So, what can you do to save water (and money)?  By fixing leaks of course!

Did you know that leaks can account for up to 14% of all water use?  To be efficient with water use in your home, watch for these five common leaks:

  1. Toilet- A leaky toilet can silently waste thousands of gallons a month (we’ve seen it when we visit people’s homes through our residential audit program).
  2. Pool- Keep an eye on your automatic pool fill valve and the water level in your pool.
  3. Sprinklers- Look for “geysers” when your system runs, but don’t forget about the less obvious leaks, such as stuck on valves.
  4. Drip irrigation- A great water conservation tool… only if it’s not leaking! Watch for blown off emitters and cut tubing.
  5. Faucets and showerheads- A dripping faucet can easily waste 350 gallons of water in a month.

You know about the national EnergyStar program which labels energy-efficient appliances, but did you know there is also a national program for water-efficient products?  WaterSense labeled devices and products make it easy to save water.

Cap off the week by joining us for a scenic run along the New River in Peoria at the One for Water 4-Miler and family festival on Saturday, March 22.

Got a water conservation question? Visit out our website or give us a call on our informational hotline at (480) 503-6098.

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