Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Fix a Leak Week - Test a toilet, save water and money


Fix A Leak Week is being launched to help educate Calgarians about the simple low cost ways they can find & fix household leaks... effectively saving both money and water.

February 28 to March 6 is Fix a Leak Week, and Calgarians are being encouraged to take the leaky toilet test.

“We all play an important role in protecting Calgary’s water resources,” said Amy Ross, Public Program Coordinator at The City of Calgary. “Finding and fixing toilet leaks is one of the easiest and inexpensive ways to eliminate unnecessary water usage in your home.”

Research shows that household leaks can account for more than 10% of the water used in an average single family home. One leaky toilet can waste up to 28 bathtubs of water every month, costing upwards of $100 a year.

To learn how to take the three-step leaky toilet test and about other things to help man
age household water use, visit calgary.ca/rethinkwater.

Visitors to the site can also complete a short four-question survey and be entered for a
chance to win one of seven high efficiency toilets - one toilet will be awarded each day of Fix a Leak Week.

Monitoring a home for leaks on a regular basis helps ensure we are all doing our part to protect our precious water resource and may help save money.

For more information or to participate in Fix a Leak Week visit calgary.ca/rethinkwater or call 3-1-1 or visit the Rethink Water Calgary Face
book page.

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