Join the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services and lots of other water-conscious organizations across the country in celebrating Fix a Leak Week this March.
Did you know the average American household wastes more than 10,000 gallons of water each year from easy-to-fix household leaks? Luckily, finding and fixing leaks is as easy as “check, twist, replace”:
- Check for silent leaks in the toilet with a few drops of food coloring in the tank, and check your sprinkler system for winter damage.
- Twist faucet valves, tighten pipe connections, and secure your hose to the spigot.
- Replace old plumbing fixtures and irrigation controllers that are wasting water with WaterSense labeled models that are independently certified to use less water and perform as well as or better than standard models.
Protecting and preserving New Hampshire’s water supply is critical to our economy, the environment, and human health. Water is not an infinite resource and in New Hampshire, we are faced with a growing population, ongoing development, changing climate trends, and very old water infrastructure, all of which put pressure on our water resources. Residential water users are the largest water users in the state and have significant potential for using water more efficiently. To ensure enough clean water for you, your family, and future generations join the We’re for Water campaign! Choose WaterSense labeled products for your home and yard and take simple steps to save water each day. You will save water, save energy, and save money!