Monday, August 21, 2017

Fix a Leak Week in Southlake: March 20-24

Did you know that household leaks waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water each year?

Come to Fix a Leak Week in Southlake Town Hall from March 20-24 to find out how leaks might be happening in your home. Southlake Water Utilities will be setting up a display with information about leaks in your home, how to fix them and free items to help lower your water use. By being able to know where leaks are happening in your home and how to fix them, you can reduce your water bill.

Fix a Leak Week lets you take control of your water use by making you aware of places where leaks often occur.  Here are a few helpful tips to get you started:

  • Check your meter:  Don’t flush the toilet, run the faucet, or use any water for two hours. Check the meter again. If the meter does not read the same, you probably have a leak.
  • Check your faucets: A leaky faucet that drips at the rate of one drip per second wastes more than 3,000 gallons in a year. Replace worn washers and gaskets.
  • In the bathroom: Check shower heads for age-related leaks. Look for decayed or broken “flappers” in toilets. Not sure what that is? It’s the rubber piece that opens up to let the water flow from the tank into the bowl when you pull down the toilet handle.

For more information regarding the event in Town Hall, please contact Christi Upton, environmental coordinator at (817) 748-8638.

For more water conservation tips, sign up for the Water Smart Southlake Newsletter. Also, you can attend a “Water Smart, Southlake Workshop” to learn more about gardening and landscaping! Find the more information about the workshops here.

Fix a Leak Week nationally is from March 20-26. Find more information from the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) on finding leaks here.

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