Thursday, February 23, 2012

Participate in Fix a Leak Week: February 27 – March 4, 2012

Research shows that household leaks can account for more than 10% of the water used in an average single family home. Participate in Fix a Leak Week (February 27 - March 4) by taking the leaky toilet test and repairing any toilet leaks you find.

"Finding toilet leaks and repairing any leaks you find is one of the easiest ways to reduce water consumption at home," said Amy Ross, Public Program Coordinator at The City of Calgary, "Fixing one toilet leak could save 28 bathtubs of water every month, enough to save you $100 a year on your utility bill - and often the repair is as simple as installing a new toilet flapper."

Leaky Toilet Test:

1. Drop: Put several drops of food colouring in your toilet tank and wait 15 minutes.
2. Peek: Look into the bowl. If the water in your toilet changes colour, you’ve got a leak.
3. Repair: Visit for simple leak repair tips, or hire a plumber.
4. Save: Congratulations! By repairing one leaky toilet, you could save $100 a year on your utility bill.

Monitoring our homes for leaks on a regular basis helps ensure we are all doing our part to protect our precious water resources. Plus, by conserving water at home you can save money on your monthly utility bill.

For more information on household leaks and simple repairs tips please visit or call 3-1-1.

1 comment:

  1. A professional plumbing company would be helpful in handling large scale plumbing needs, and you can even hire them for complete renovation of older buildings, as everything needs to be changes, including the installation of water pipes, toilet seats, taps and sinks.