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Fulton County Department of Water Resources Joins EPA for “National Fix a Leak Week” March 17 - 23, 2014 | Print |

Fulton County’s Department of Water Resources is joining the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in observing National Fix A Leak Week from March 17 to 23, 2014. 


This initiative is part of the ongoing “We’re for Water” campaign and encourages Americans to help put a stop to the more than 1 trillion gallons of water wasted from household leaks each year.

The Fulton County Department of Water Resources encourages residents to learn more about finding and fixing residential leaks. Several community events are planned to help residents learn more about leak detection and repair.

“Leaks can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water in an average home every year—the amount of water it takes to wash 270 loads of laundry,” said Kun Suwanarpa, Interim Director.  “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 Fulton County Department of Water Resources is asking consumers to check, twist, and replace:

 Check for leaks. Look for dripping faucets, showerheads, sprinklers, and other fixtures. Also check for toilets with silent leaks by putting a few drops of food coloring into the tank, waiting 10 minutes, and seeing if color appears in the bowl before you flush. Don’t forget to check irrigation systems and spigots too.
 Twist and tighten hose and pipe connections. To save water without a noticeable difference in flow in your bathroom, twist on a WaterSense labeled faucet aerator.
 Replace the fixture if necessary. Look for WaterSense labeled models, which are independently certified to use 20 percent less water and perform as well as or better than standard models.

2014 Fix a Leak Week Events

Monday, March 17, 2014 - 11:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Fix a Leak Week Kick-Off
Fulton County Government Center, Peachtree Street Level, Atlanta, GA

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Crabapple Neighborhood Senior Center, 12624 Broadwell Road, Alpharetta, GA

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Palmetto Neighborhood Senior Center, 510 Turner Avenue, Palmetto, GA

For more information on Fix a Leak Week, visit www.epa.gov/watersense or contact Gwen Brinkley at 404-612-6379 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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