Eagle River Water and Sanitation backs EPA's 'Fix a Leak Week'

By Real Vail
March 15, 2012

In support of Fix a Leak Week, Eagle River Water and Sanitation District encourages community members to find and fix leaks in their households and businesses. Nationwide, more than 1 trillion gallons of water leak from U.S. homes each year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

The Eagle River near Avon.

Sponsored by EPA's WaterSense program, Fix a Leak Week serves as an annual reminder to check plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems. An American home can waste, on average, more than 10,000 gallons of water every year due to running toilets, dripping faucets, and other household leaks. Since the average American residence uses about 100,000 gallons each year, leaks account for about ten percent of annual water use – and increase water bills.

More than half the water used in the home flows through the bathroom. Reduce your utility bill and save water in our community by using water efficient fixtures for your toilet, shower, and sinks.

Fix a Leak Week runs through March 18, but leak detection kits and other water saving items are available free year round to Eagle River Water and Sanitation District customers through the customer service office at 846 Forest Road in Vail.

For more information, go to www.erwsd.org or contact Water Conservation Officer Sarah Fleury at 970-477-5426.

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