ROWLAND WATER DISTRICT TO PARTICIPATE IN EPA’S ‘FIX A LEAK’ WEEK MARCH 19-22

Free, Hands-On Resources Available for District Customers
During Four-Day Community Conservation Promotion

(March 15, 2018) – Rowland Water District is once again partnering with the U.S. Environmental Protection (EPA) Agency’s WaterSense® program for ‘Fix a Leak’ Week, to be celebrated March 19-22, 2018.

Fix a Leak Week is a nationwide community conservation effort that takes place every March, and Rowland Water has been a WaterSense® partner for the past several years. The promotion focuses on water-saving reminders for customers such as checking toilets and faucets for leaks, as well as other home fixtures, before these leaks become water emergencies. The EPA estimates that more than 1 trillion gallons of water is wasted nationwide each year because of leaks that begin in the home, which is why pinpointing these problems early is critical to saving customers water AND money.

“The good news is that many household water leaks are easily detectable and fixable, which is why Rowland’s objective is to continue to be water-wise and support our customers with the repair of these common leaks,” explains Tom Coleman, Rowland Water District General Manager. “Ultimately, we want to save them the inevitable headaches associated with the type of property damage that results from leaks that go undetected.” .

With this proactive approach in mind, the District is providing the following common sense tips to encourage customers to more effectively manage their water usage:

OUTDOORS

  • Don’t use water systems during hotter parts of the day to save up to 300 gallons a month
  • Save up to 500 gallons a month by not using water on streets, sidewalks, or on the side of your house
  • Refrain from using water on windy days when evaporation is high which can waste up to 300 gallons in just one day

INDOORS

  • Run only full loads in dishwashers and in the washing machine to save between 300 and 800 gallons a month
  • Invest in a new ultra-low flush toilet to replace your old water-guzzling version to save more 700 gallons a month
  • Install water saving shower heads to save between 500 to 800 gallons a month

“This conservation-conscious program becomes more successful with each passing year, and it is so rewarding to witness our customers becoming more water conscious citizens as a result,” adds Coleman.

To learn more about ‘Fix a Leak’ week and more about Rowland Water District, visit the District’s website at www.rowlandwater.com

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