Drip, Drip, Drip…Even a little water waste is something that shouldn’t be ignored. More than 1 trillion gallons of water are wasted in U.S. homes each year from easy-to-fix leaks. That’s why we are participating in the U.S. EPA’s national Fix a Leak Week, March 17 through 23, and we encourage you to join us.
Here in San Francisco, it’s estimated that one in five homes has an ongoing plumbing leak. There is something we can all do to prevent this water waste. Routine water-fixture maintenance and repairs can add up to big savings on water bills and help us protect our precious water supplies. Grab a wrench or contact your favorite handy person, plumber, to address leaking toilets, faucets, showerheads, and irrigation systems around your home.
Spread the word about plumbing leak repair for a chance to win a new kitchen faucet
Repairing household plumbing leaks is an effective way to help stop water waste and reach the SFPUC’s voluntary goal to reduce water use by 10% during California’s drought
. If you’re taking on a do-it-yourself repair, we want to see it. Take a picture or video of a leak repair and share it on our facebook page
to help inspire others to conserve water. The posting with the most liked content will receive a water-efficient designer Delta kitchen faucet. Entries accepted through April 18, 2014. – Prize limited to San Francisco residents.
Do-it-Yourself: Common Leaks and Repairs
Click these links for tips on identifying and repairing common leaks found around the home including, toilets, faucets, showerheads, irrigation systems and learn to use the water meter to detect silent leaks. All are easily correctable, often with a simple do-it-yourself repair. Select repair parts are also provided free from the SFPUC.
Let Us Help: Free Water-Wise Evaluations
Call now to schedule an appointment (415) 551-4730
Let our water conservation experts come to you. Water-Wise Evaluations provide leak detection services, free water-saving and leak repair devices and water-efficiency recommendations throughout your home and garden.