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EPA Encourages Americans to Become Leak Detectives
PHILADELPHIA (March 11, 2016) Each year, more than one trillion gallons of water are wasted by easy-to-fix household leaks, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) WaterSense program. That's why EPA is encouraging consumers to "Be a Leak Detective" during WaterSense's eighth annual Fix a Leak Week, March 14 through 20, 2016, by finding and fixing leaks around the home.
"Not only do leaks waste precious water, they could be adding 10 percent to your utility bill," said EPA Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin. "By taking just minutes to detect leaks at home, the average family could save more than 10,000 gallons of water every year."
Becoming a leak detective can be accomplished in three simple steps: check, twist, and replace:
To learn more about detecting leaks or to find a Fix a Leak Week event in your community, visit www.epa.gov/watersense/fixaleak.