Top 5 Fix-A-Leak Week Events

Utilities across the nation host events to educate water consumers during Fix-A-Leak Week 2015.
Top 5 Fix-A-Leak Week Events
March 16-22 is Fix a Leak Week 2015.

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Water utilities and communities across the nation are hosting events to celebrate Fix-A-Leak Week, March 16-22. Promoted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program, this week focuses on helping consumers be aware of leaks in plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems. Awareness is the goal with the aim to help prevent a problem that the EPA estimates contributes more than 1 trillion gallons of wasted water annually.

Here’s a look at just a few of the events planned for Fix-A-Leak Week 2015:

Fix a leak, get free baseball tickets
For households that used less water in the first two months of 2015 than they did in January and February of 2014, the City of Goodyear, Arizona, is offering two complimentary tickets to a baseball game at Goodyear Ballpark, spring training home of the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds, March 16-22. Qualifying customers were notified with a “You Fixed a Leak!” stamp on their latest water bill along with directions on how to redeem the free tickets.

In addition to having promotional tables at the ballpark promoting Fix-A-Leak Week, the stadium scoreboard is flashing messages to remind fans to fix a leak throughout the month of March.

Water Drop Dash 5K
The third annual Water Drop Dash 5K is set for Saturday, March 21 in Roswell, Georgia. The Water Drop Dash 5K and Kid’s Fun Run — set on a course located on the banks of the Chattahoochee River — is used as a public service to remind metro Atlanta residents to check their plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems during Fix-A-Leak Week. Customers are told to “Check, Twist, Replace!” when testing older plumbing fixtures within the home.

Winners of Saturday’s 5K will receive a $50 Home Depot gift card to purchase new EPA WaterSense products. The fun run culminates with the annual Water Festival. This year's giveaways include free irrigations system audits, low-flow showerheads and shower timers. The event also includes appearances from mascots Conservation Crusader, BlaKe D and Chatty & Hooch.

Calling all future film makers
For the second straight year, Regional Water Authority has partnered with the Sacramento Bee to sponsor the Water Spots Video Contest. The contest challenges local middle school and high school students to create an original 25-second public service announcement focusing on a select water efficiency topic. The inaugural Water Spots Video Contest in 2014 drew nearly 90 video entries from students throughout the Sacramento area. In addition to cash prizes, the winners will be announced at a Sacramento River Cats game on April 12 with the winning PSA displayed on the Raley Field Jumbotron. The winning spot could even become part of Regional Water Authority’s 2015 television campaign.

Sharing (on social media) is caring
Concord (New Hampshire) General Services is sponsoring a “Royal Leak Detection” contest. It’s pretty simple: Share a picture of your leak detection efforts on your Facebook or Twitter page using the hashtag #IFixLeaks and you are automatically entered to win a new WaterSense labeled toilet. Entries must be received by March 20.

“Schedule a Specialist”
Citrus County Utilities in Florida is offering a special “Schedule a Specialist” promotion during a Fix-A-Leak Week. A specialist sent by the utility will teach customers how to use their water meter to check for leaks, will conduct an irrigation system check and offer training on the existing irrigation controller. Customers will also be offered a $150 rebate on a WaterSense labeled irrigation controller.


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