For Immediate Release | 3-15-2021
Media Contact | Nick Debus
Direct | 602-542-0728
E-Mail | NDebus@azcc.gov
PHOENIX - As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ongoing We’re for Water campaign, this year’s Fix a Leak Week encourages Americans to help put a stop to the nearly 1 trillion gallons of water wasted from household leaks each year.
Sponsored by EPA’s WaterSense® program, Fix a Leak Week is March 15 through 21, 2021. In support of We’re for Water, the Arizona Corporation Commission is promoting finding and fixing residential leaks throughout Arizona.
“Leaks can account for nearly 10,000 gallons of water in an average home every year—the amount of water it takes to wash 300 loads of laundry,” said Chairwoman Lea Márquez Peterson. “As a WaterSense partner, we are encouraging consumers to find and fix leaks to save water in our community.”
To help save water for future generations, the Commission is asking consumers to check, twist, and replace:
In many cases, fixture replacement parts pay for themselves quickly and can be installed by handy do-it-yourselfers or local plumbing professionals. Irrigation professionals certified through a WaterSense labeled program can also check your systems for leaks. Visit www.epa.gov/watersense to find WaterSense labeled products or an auditor in your area.
For more information on Fix a Leak Week, visit www.epa.gov/watersense.