EPA’s Fix-A-Leak Week Aims to Address Water Waste

This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency?s WaterSense program and its partners will celebrate Fix-a-Leak Week.

The EPA estimates that the average American household could be wasting more than 10,000 gallons each year from leaks, which is more than 1 trillion gallons of water wasted nationwide. WaterSense partners from across the country are sponsoring running races, hands-on demonstrations, student contests and other community events to raise awareness about the need to fix leaking plumbing and irrigation fixtures.

AWWA’s online Drip Calculator is a popular tool for discovering just how much water can be lost from drips:

WaterSense will host its annual Fixaleak Week Twitter Party on March 16 from 2-3 p.m. ET. Use the hashtag #fixaleak.

For more information, visit http://www.epa.gov/watersense/our_water/fix_a_leak.html.

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