Household leaks can waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water annually nationwide,
so the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) urges you to “hunt down the drips”
during Fix a Leak Week 2015, March 16-22.
Sponsored by EPA’s WaterSense program, the seventh annual
Fix a Leak Week public awareness program encourages consumers to find and fix household
leaks, curbing both severe and typical household water leaks. Average household
leaks account for more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year—enough water to wash
270 loads of laundry!
“Hunting down the drips in your plumbing fixtures
and irrigation systems will not only save precious water supplies, but also save you money
on your utility bill all year long,” said PSC Chairman Art Graham. “To help you identify and
repair your water leaks, look for the water house illustration in our
Drop by Drop
brochure on the PSC
According to the EPA, fixing your water leaks can lower your water bill
by more than 10 percent. Repairing common household leaks is as easy as 1-2-3:
Check toilets for silent leaks by putting a few drops of food coloring in the
tank to see if the color appears in the bowl before you flush. Don"t forget to check irrigation systems
and spigots, too.
2. Twist and tighten pipe connections.
To save even more water without a noticeable difference in flow, twist in a WaterSense labeled faucet
aerator or showerhead.
3. Replace the fixture if
necessary. Look for the WaterSense label when replacing plumbing fixtures, which signifies the product
has been certified to save water and perform well.
For more information on
Fix a Leak Week visit www.epa.gov/watersense/fixaleak.
To find the PSC’s
Drop by Drop
brochure and more water conservation information visit www.floridapsc.com
and click on “Publications,” then click on “
,” then scroll down to “Water and Wastewater.”
Follow the PSC on Twitter,