So far this year, the rain and snow have not fixed our water supply needs. As California’s drought continues, now is a great time to find and repair water leaks. Simple, do-it-yourself repairs can quickly pay for themselves in water savings.
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 16 through 22, 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.
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.
Watch our video to learn how to check for toilet leaks!
WIN A BRAND NEW DELTA FAUCET DURING FIX A LEAK WEEK!
In order to prove how serious we are about replacing leaky appliances around the house, we are giving away this super fancy faucet that was generously donated to us by Delta Faucet. The faucet will be given away during the #TriviaTuesday features that the SFPUC hosts on their social media outlets every Tuesday at 2:00pm (@SFwater). The giveaway will consist of two #TriviaTuesday quizzes on 3/10/15 and 3/17/15. EVERY person who submits the correct answer will be entered into the raffle. All questions will be leak related. Make sure to tell a friend, especially that one friend who is remodeling! You can follow all updates with us at www.facebook.com/SFwater.
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