Rowland Water Encourages Customers to Repair Household Leaks
Water Leaders are Fixing Leaks “One Drop at a Time”
Through this Friday, March 24th, Rowland Water District will participate in Fix a Leak Week in partnership with the Environmental Protection (EPA) Agency’s WaterSense® program. Fix a Leak Week is celebrated nationwide every March to remind community members to check faucets, showerheads and other household fixtures for leaks.
Annually, more than 1 trillion gallons of water is wasted nationwide from household leaks. When customers visit Rowland’s lobby during the Fix a Leak event, they will receive a free giveaway, which will assist them with inspecting for household leaks. Rowland’s objective is to continue to be water-wise and support our customers with the repair of common leaks that are easily detectable and fixable. The following tips are provided by Rowland Water District to encourage water-wise management:
- Install water saving shower heads. This can save 500 to 800 gallons a month.
- Replace your old water-guzzling toilet with a new ultra-low flush toilet. This can save over 700 gallons a month.
- Run only full loads in the washing machine and dishwashers. This can save 300 to 800 gallons a month.
- Water during the cooler parts of the day. This can save 300 gallons a month.
- Don’t water on windy days when evaporation is high. This can waste up to 300 gallons in one watering.
- Don’t water the sidewalks, street, or the side of your house. This can save 500 gallons a month.
“Rowland has been a WaterSense® partner for several years and I have seen the success of this program grow tremendously year after year,” said Tom Coleman, Rowland Water District General Manger. “Providing our customers with another outlet of free, hands-on resources encourages them to inspect their houses for leaks as well as become more water conscious citizens.”
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