It’s national Fix a Leak Week in the United States. The EPA-initiated event starts on Monday, March 16 and ends on World Water Day, Sunday, March 22.
Fixing easily completed water leaks can save homeowners around 10 percent on their water bills and reduce the burden on water treatment utilities. Stuck at home during your social distancing regimen? Use that time to find out how to detect leaks and get tips to fix them inside and outside your house, and find other resources from Water Footprint Calculator.
Do you think water leaks are no big deal? Think again, since the EPA estimates that every year in the US one trillion gallons of treated water goes to waste from leaks, which is equivalent to the water use of over 11 million homes. What a waste, especially when water supplies run low in the summer months.