Drip, Drip, Drip…
Minor leaks account for more than 1 trillion gallons of water wasted every year in U.S. homes! Since 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense® program has promoted Fix-a-Leak Week in March each year to heighten public awareness about the need to repair those pesky drips.
A leaky faucet that drips at the rate of one drip per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons per year. That’s the amount of water needed to take more than 180 showers!
Also, you should check your toilet for leaks and repair them promptly. Toilets frequently leak around the flapper valve, wasting 200 gallons or more per day.
If you are a Dallas Water Utilities (DWU) customer and live in a house built before 1994 and haven’t yet replaced your old toilets with high-efficiency models, click here for more information on the City of Dallas’s toilet replacement program.
DWU also has a Minor Plumbing Repair (MPR) Program that offers assistance with minor plumbing problems and fixtures that may cause water waste and higher water bills to customers who meet the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development income guidelines. Click here for more information on the MPR Program.
National Fix-a-Leak Week (March 20-26, 2017)
Click here for information on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s annual Fix-a-Leak Week.
FREE DO-IT-YOURSELF PLUMBING REPAIRS WORKSHOP
Did you know that the average American home loses 14% of their water use to leaks? Attend our no cost workshop to learn how you can perform do-it-yourself minor repairs to save water and help lower your water bill. Below are some of the topics that will be covered at the workshop:
- Replacing toilet flapper valves
- Fixing leaky faucets
- Installing faucet aerators and low-flow showerheads
- Water Conservation tips
Thursday, March 23, 2017 ● 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center
Register online for this workshop by clicking on this link or call (214) 670-3155.
Workshop sponsored by City of Dallas Water Utilities Conservation and City of Dallas Parks and Recreation. Licensed plumbers with A-Star Heat and Air Plumbing, Inc. of Garland will be the instructors.