education, Environment, Stockton

City of Stockton Promotes EPA’s “Fix a Leak Week”


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Bilingual Weekly

(Stockton, CA) – In an effort to stop over 1 trillion gallons of water that are loss from household leaks every year the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) has created a movement to thwart the waste with a Fix a Leak Week with the ongoing We’re for Water campaign.

Fix a Leak Week is March 14 through March 20,2011 and the city of Stockton Water Conservation Program will be promoting finding and fixing residential leaks through sponsorship by the EPA’s Watersense program.

To help save water for future generations, the City of Stockton is asking consumers to check, twist, and replace:

  • Check for leaks. Look for dripping faucets, showerheads, and fixture connections. Also check for toilets with silent leaks by putting a few drops of food coloring into the tank and seeing if it appears in the bowl before you flush. Don’t forget to check irrigation systems and spigots too.
  • Twist and tighten pipe connections. To save more water without a noticeable difference in flow, twist on a WaterSense labeled faucet aerator.
  • Replace the fixture if necessary. Look for WaterSense labeled models, which are independently tested and certified to use 20 percent less water and perform as well as or better than standard models.

Water conservation is encouraged year-round and the City’s Water Conservation Program has several incentives for residential and business customers. For more information on programs and services, visit: www.stocktongov.com/mud or call 866.STOKWTR (866.786.5987)

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