The average American household wastes more than 10,000 gallons each year from easy-to-fix water leaks. Across the country, household leaks can add up to more than 1 trillion gallons of water lost every year.
The City of Fort Worth is partnering with the Fort Worth Runners Club to host the fourth annual Chasing Leaks 5K run on March 17. The event kicks off Fix a Leak Week and raises awareness about the importance of fixing household leaks.
Race day registration begins at 7 a.m. at Trinity Park Pavilion No. 1, 2300 W. Seventh St., adjacent to the Police and Firefighters Memorial. Race-day registration is $25, but you can save $5 by preregistering.
The event includes a free 1K kids fun run at 7:45 a.m., the 5K run at 8 a.m. and a free 5K fun walk at 10 a.m. There will also be booths, music, giveaways, demonstrations and more.
About Fix A Leak Week
Fix A Leak Week, the third week in March, is an annual reminder to check household plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems for leaks. Common types of leaks include worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets and leaking showerheads. All are easily correctable.
Fixing leaks saves water and reduces water utility bills by about 10 percent. Start saving today with these leak-detection tips:
- A good way to check for leaks is to examine your winter water use. It’s likely that a family of four has a serious leak problem if winter water use exceeds 12,000 gallons per month.
- Check your water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter does not read exactly the same, you probably have a leak.
- One way to find out if you have a toilet leak is to place a drop of food coloring in the toilet tank. If the color shows up in the bowl within 10 minutes without flushing, you have a leak. Be sure to flush immediately after this experiment to avoid staining the tank.
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Six Points Urban Village Streetscape Project Meeting: 6 p.m. March 22, 2018; Riverside Baptist Church, 3101 Race St.
North Beach Street Streetlights Project Meeting: 6 p.m. March 22, 2018; Lakeland Street Baptist Church, 3551 Cindy Drive.
Tarrant County Probation Job Fair at Sycamore Community Center: 10 a.m. March 23, 2018; Sycamore Community Center, 2525 E. Rosedale.
Easter Eggstravaganza for Teens at R.D. Evans Community Center: 8 p.m. March 23, 2018; R.D. Evans Community Center, 3242 Lackland Rd..
John T White Sidewalks Project Meeting: 10 a.m. March 24, 2018; Bridgewood Church of Christ, 6516 Brentwood Stair Road.
Spring Carnival at Chisholm Trail Community Center: 10 a.m. March 24, 2018; Chisholm Trail Community Center, 4936 McPherson Blvd.
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Easter Eggstravaganza at Hillside Community Center: noon March 24, 2018; Hillside Community Center, 1201 E. Maddox Ave.
Building Standards Commission Pre-Meeting: 9 a.m. March 26, 2018; City Hall, Second Floor, City Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
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Building Standards Commission Meeting: 9:30 a.m. March 26, 2018; City Hall, Second Floor, City Council Chamber, 200 Texas Street.
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Trinity Metro Board of Directors Meeting: 3:30 p.m. March 26, 2018; Intermodal Transportation Center, Second Floor, Community Room, 1001 Jones Street.
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Near Southside Infrastructure Improvements Project Meeting: 6 p.m. March 26, 2018; Broadway Baptist Church, 305 W. Broadway Ave.
Active Transportation Plan Public Meeting: 6 p.m. March 26, 2018; Western Hills United Methodist Church, 2820 Laredo Drive.
Overton Woods Drainage Improvements Project Meeting: 6 p.m. March 26, 2018; Arborlawn United Methodist Church Sanctuary, 5001 Briarhaven Road.
City Council Work Session: 3 p.m. March 27, 2018; City Hall, Second Floor, Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
Active Transportation Plan Public Meeting: 6 p.m. March 27, 2018; Tarrant County College Opportunity Center, 5901 Fitzhugh Ave.
City Council Meeting: 7 p.m. March 27, 2018; City Hall, Second Floor, Council Chambers, 200 Texas Street.
Metropolitan Area EMS Authority D/B/A Medstar Mobile Healthcare Board of Directors Meeting: 10 a.m. March 28, 2018; Medstar Mobile Healthcare, 2900 Alta Mere Dr.
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