Chasing Leaks for Fix a Leak Week
Every year, more than 1 trillion gallons of water is wasted nationwide to household leaks. March 16-22 is Fix-a-Leak Week, an initiative of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to remind and encourage homeowners to check inside and out for leaks. Many leaks are easy to identify and repair, so 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 - Leaky faucets can be fixed by checking faucet washers and gaskets for wear and replacing them if necessary. If you are replacing a faucet, look for the WaterSense label.
Fixing leaks just makes sense; so thank you for helping us chase leaks and save water!
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News to Know
- Water Home Page
- Classes & Events
- Stage 1 Restrictions in Effect
- Report Water Waste
- Variance Form/Checklist
- SmartFlush (Toilets)
- Smart Irrigation Audits
- SmartWater Audits (Commercial)
- Business Smart (Commercial)
Report Water Waste
Fort Worth has year-round watering restrictions, which include a no more than twice a week irrigation schedule. Report water waste online or use the MyFtWorth app for smartphones. Questions? See Frequently Asked Questions.