About Fix A Leak Week
What Is Fix a Leak Week?
Because minor water leaks account for more than 1 trillion gallons of water wasted each year in U.S. homes, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense program promotes Fix a Leak Week the third week of March each year. Fix a Leak Week is an annual reminder to Americans to check household plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems for leaks.
AMWUA, its members, and numerous other Arizona agencies, utilities, and businesses throughout Arizona partner with WaterSense to get the word out and to provide residents with information, tools, and assistance to eliminate leaks and preserve our water supplies. Check the News/Events page to learn what is happening in your community this Fix a Leak Week.
The Facts on Leaks:
The average household's leaks can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year, or the amount of water needed to wash 270 loads of laundry.
Common types of leaks found in the home include worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and leaking showerheads. All are easily and correctable and can save homeowners about 10% on their water bills.
Most common leaks can be eliminated after retrofitting a household with new WaterSense labeled fixtures and other high-efficiency appliances.
You can find information on simple, cost-effective steps to eliminate household leaks here.
About EPA's WaterSense Program
WaterSense, a partnership program sponsored by EPA, seeks to protect the future of our nation's water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products, new homes, and services. Since the program's inception in 2006, WaterSense has helped consumers save hundreds of billions of gallons of water and billions of dollars in water and energy bills. For more information, visit http://www3.epa.gov/watersense/.