Although the official 2021 Fix a Leak Week event is over, that is no reason to stop checking for leaks and water waste throughout the rest of the year. Continue to use the water saving tips and information below to learn how to detect and repair leaks year-round!
Fix a Leak Week is an annual reminder to check plumbing fixtures and outdoor irrigation systems for leaks, promoted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) WaterSense Program. Repairing minor leaks such as dripping faucets and showerheads, leaky toilets, and irrigation system leaks can help save hundreds of gallons of water a month. By stopping water leaks and becoming more water efficient, not only do you conserve natural resources, but you save money on your water bill as well! Click the logo or webpage address above to find out more about EPA's Fix a Leak Week.
Fix a Leak Week Fact Sheet
Take the 10-Minute WaterSense Challenge This Month and Detect Water Leaks!
Spend just 10 minutes around your home checking for leaks, and you could save thousands of gallons of water per year! Click on the Leak Detection Checklist below for common household leaks that are quick to find and easy to repair.
Leak Detection Checklist
Don't Forget to Check Outside!
If you have an in-ground irrigation system, make sure to check it for leaks each spring. Inspect the system to ensure it was not damaged by frost or freezing over the winter. If you are not comfortable performing an irrigation system inspection yourself, be sure to contact a certified professional to inspect it for you. Irrigation professionals certified by a WaterSense labeled program can not only help inspect your system, but help you maintain a healthy and beautiful landscape by maximizing the efficiency of your irrigation system. An improperly maintained irrigation system with only a very small leak can waste thousands of gallons of water a month.
Make sure to check your garden hoses for leaks and that all hose connections to outdoor faucets are tight and not leaking!
Find a Certified Irrigation Professional
See a Leak at Work? Report It!
Don't forget about leaks in your place of work. Anytime you see a dripping faucet, leaking or running toilet, or any other leak at work, notify your facilities management or maintenance team so the item can get repaired. Saving water at work is just as important as saving water at home in order to conserve and protect our water resources.