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March 2020 Newsletter

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Annual Fix a Leak Week

This is the time of year when the U.S. and Canada join the EPA in Fix a Leak Week (March 16-22, 2020) by putting on their water monitoring investigator hats and grabbing their sleuthing gear (dye tabs, wrench and leak checklist) to find and fix common household leaks. Please join us by following the steps below in our fight again water waste.

  • Purchasing a Flume water monitoring device for your minute-by-minute water consumption data and usage alerts. (see details below)
  • Check your water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter changes at all, you probably have unexpected water flow.
  • Identify toilet leaks by placing a drop of food coloring in the toilet tank. If any color shows up in the bowl after 10 minutes, you have unforeseen water loss. Be sure to flush immediately after the experiment to avoid staining the tank.
  • Examine faucet gaskets and pipe fittings for any water on the outside of the pipe to check for surface leaks.
  • Check your pressure regulator on your side on the meter and if you don’t have one installed you might want to do so. Fluctuations in water pressure usually means you have a bad regulator. 
  • Take a look at your water usage during a colder month, such as January or February. If a family of four exceeds 12,000 gallons per month, there may be unanticipated water consumption.

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March 2020 Newsletter