Fix a Leak Week!
Are you ready to chase down leaks? Household leaks can waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water annually nationwide, so each year we ask customers to hunt down the drips during Fix a Leak Week. Mark your calendars for the EPA’s tenth annual Fix a Leak Week, March 19 through 25, 2018—but remember that you can find and fix leaks inside and outside your home to save valuable water and money all year long. Common types of leaks found in the home are worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and other leaking valves. On average, fixing easily corrected household water leaks can save homeowners about 10 percent on their water bills.
Old or worn-out toilet flappers (e.g., valve seal) can cause leaks. Flappers are inexpensive rubber parts that can build up minerals or decay over time. Replacing them can be a quick and easy fix for your water woes. TUD offers free blue toilet dye tablets to check if your toilet is leaking. Did you know that all Tuolumne County residents are eligible for the Watersense Toilet and Showerhead Rebate! Visit our Conservation page for more details and to download an application, Conservation,