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Join us March 13-18, 10am-5pm
Head down to the Utility Exploration Center between Tuesday, March 15 and Saturday, March 19 and help us fix a leak. We've got hands-on demonstrations and the tips, tricks and tools you need to start fighting leaks in your house— and fun activities for kids! Every year, leaks waste over 1 trillion gallons of water nationwide. That's enough to supply the water to over 11 million homes for an entire year. In just a short amount of time, with some simple suggestions, you can save up to 10% on your water bill.
Get a Handle on Leaks
Ten percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day. Do you live in one of them? Stop by during Fix a Leak Week to learn how to find and fix those leaks! Common types of leaks found in the home include worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and leaking showerheads. All are easily correctable.
Want to check your toilet for leaks? Stop in to pick up a free dye tablet to find where leaks may be hiding. If the color shows up in the bowl within 10 minutes without flushing, you have a leak. Make sure to flush immediately after this experiment to avoid staining the tank.
A showerhead leaking at 10 drips per minute wastes more than 500 gallons per year. That’s the amount of water it takes to wash 60 loads of dishes in your dishwasher. Most leaky showerheads can be fixed by ensuring a tight connection using pipe tape and a wrench. If you are replacing a showerhead, look for one that has earned the WaterSense label.
An irrigation system that has a leak 1/32nd of an inch in diameter (about the thickness of a dime) can waste over 6,000 gallons of water per month. Check your garden hose for leaks at its connection to the spigot. If it leaks while you run your hose, replace the nylon or rubber hose washer and ensure a tight connection to the spigot using pipe tape and a wrench.
Schedule a Water Wise House Call
Let our H20GUY analyze your water use and provide you with water savings tips and devices free of charge. Schedule your appointment today at www.roseville.ca.us/housecall or by calling 916.774.5761.
Enter to Win*!
Tell us what you're doing at home (or what you plan to do) to help stop leaks, and we'll enter you to win a free Hunter X-Core Controller ($200 value) from Hunter industries to help you save water at home! The timer can handle 8 stations, 4 start times, 8 runtimes, and features a Solar Sync weather sensor.
*Only Roseville water customers are eligible.