Saturday, October 24, 2020

Fix a Leak Week: March 19-25

March 19-25, 2018 is designated as national Fix a Leak Week, a week aimed at promoting water waste awareness and what you can do to save water and money.

Did you know that in Southlake, there is a 1 in 13 chance your home has a leak? Leaky faucets, running toilets, old and worn out plumbing fixtures and faulty irrigation controllers contribute to an average of 200 gallons of water waste a day. That much water waste can seriously impact your pocketbook.

Fix a Leak Week encourages you to take control of your water use by checking places where leaks typically occur. The premise is simple: Take ten minutes. Check the faucets, toilets, dishwasher and other sources for potential leaks, and then take the necessary steps to fix the leak:

  • Sign up for EyeOnWater EyeOnWater allows you to view your water usage by the hour, and you can even set up alerts to let you know if you might have a leak in your home.
  • 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.
  • Check your 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.

If you are near Southlake Town Hall the week of March 19, stop by the lobby on the second floor and enjoy informational displays, handouts and free items designed to reduce water consumption in your home.

For more information about other water conservation tips, call (817) 748-8638.

For general information about Public Works Operations, call (817) 748-8082.

Facts on Leaks Infographic