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Mesquite, TX – March 16, 2021 – Help save water during the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Fix a Leak Week, March 15 -21. Household leaks can waste nearly one trillion gallons of water annually nationwide, so every year the EPA reminds people across the country to fix leaks in their homes to save valuable water and money.
The average household's leaks can account for nearly 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year and ten percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day. Common types of leaks found in the home are worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets and other leaking valves. Fixing easily corrected household water leaks can save homeowners about 10 percent on their water bills.
To check for leaks in your home, you first need to determine whether you're wasting water and then identify the source of the leak. Here are some tips:
Learn how to find and fix leaks during Fix a Leak Week.