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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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