After leaving for work this morning, Jason realized he had forgotten some papers and needed to swing back by his house. As his headlights swept across what should have been a familiar scene, he noticed an uncharacteristic sheen glinting from his newly installed koi pond.
What could be weird about that? He didn’t have a newly installed koi pond.
He did have a newly discovered leak.
If Fix a Leak Week were a little earlier, our sales manager might have managed to avoid his unexpected front yard water park.
WaterSense, a partnership program with the U.S. EPA, has kicked off its fifth annual Fix a Leak Week lasting from March 18 – 24. Throughout the week, WaterSense hopes to bring awareness to the fact that up to 1 trillion gallons of water are lost per year in U.S. homes due to faulty pipes and irrigation systems.
So how can you participate in Fix a Leak Week? WaterSense lists local events through their Facebook. When shopping for products that use water, look for the WaterSense label. WaterSense certifies certain products as water efficient to help you save water and money. Next time you’re looking to buy a toilet, shower head, sink faucet, etc., look for the WaterSense label and rest assured that you’re saving water and the environment.
You can celebrate Fix a Leak Week with your irrigation system as well. WaterSense has these outdoor water conservation tips:
- “An irrigation system should be checked each spring before use to make sure it was not damaged by frost or freezing.
- An irrigation system with pressure set at 60 pounds per square inch that has a leak 1/32nd of an inch in diameter (about the thickness of a dime) can waste about 6,300 gallons of water per month.
- Check your garden hose for leaks at its connection to the spigot. If it leaks while you run your hose, replace the nylon or rubber hose washer and ensure a tight connection to the spigot using pipe tape and a wrench.”
Let Complete Landsculpture help you celebrate Fix a Leak Week! Contact us to schedule an appointment with our Certified Irrigation Specialists to make sure that you don’t come home to a surprise water park.
By: Wylee Wooldridge