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Conserve Water During Fix A Leak Week

3/17/2014
 

INDIANAPOLIS – Nationwide, more than one trillion gallons of water leak from U.S. homes each year. You can do your part to conserve water during the sixth annual Fix A Leak Week. Fix A Leak Week runs from March 17 through 23 and is sponsored by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program.

“Water is one of our most precious resources,” said Ann McIver, Citizens Energy Group Director of Environmental Stewardship. “Earth’s water cycle constantly recycles the water available to us to help us meet our needs, but there is no new water being created in Central Indiana or anywhere on the earth. That’s why it is critically important we conserve and protect our water resources for current and future generations.”

Citizens supplies drinking water to nearly one million people in Indianapolis and the surrounding areas. Reducing leaks and conserving water will help ensure adequate water supplies for all. Average household 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. Correcting leaks doesn’t just save water, it saves money. When leaks are fixed, customers can save up to 10% on their water bill.

 Finding and fixing leaks around the home can be as simple as check, twist and replace:

  • Check toilets for leaks by putting a few drops of food coloring into the tank; wait a few minutes and see if color appears in the bowl before you flush. If it does, there is a leak.
  • Twist on a new WaterSense labeled faucet aerator or showerhead, and tighten hose and pipe connections.
  • Replace fixtures if necessary with WaterSense labeled models, which are independently certified to use 20% less water and perform as well or better than standard models.

For more information about how to find and fix leaks in your home, visit http://www.epa.gov/watersense/.


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