Find a Leak Week 2022
When it comes to a simple leak, most would initially overlook the issue thinking “its just a little water”. In actuality, U.S. households will waste nearly 1 trillion gallons of water as a result of “small leaks” this year. As an effort to combat that statistic, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created Fix a Leak Week to help create awareness and to educate homeowners on how to identify and repair leaks in their homes. Surprisingly, the simplest of leaks are normally the cause of a lot of waste.
Some of the most common leaks found in the home are easy fixes that often only require common hand tools and inexpensive parts. The official EPA website (https://www.epa.gov/watersense/fix-leak-week) also offers a collection of educational material to show how to do these repairs yourself. Leaks such as toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and leaking valves can be repaired cheaply and the repair costs would be paid many times over in your savings on your water bill.
Hopefully, this information helps to motivate you to check your home this week for potential leaks, and if you fix a few, don’t forget to share your work by using the hashtag #fixaleakweek!