Celebrate Fix a Leak Week to Reduce Water Waste

Mar 12, 2015

Victoria, BC– This year the Capital Regional District (CRD) joins over fifty other communities across North America to promote Fix a Leak Week, March 16-22. Fix a Leak Week is an opportunity to raise awareness about the amount of water lost through minor household leaks. An average home can waste more than 37,000 litres of water every year due to running toilets, dripping faucets and other household leaks that occur inside and outside the home.

To help residents with at home leak repairs and leak prevention, the CRD is offering free Fix a Leak kits which include: dye tablets to check for toilet leaks; a drip gauge to measure how much water is being wasted from a dripping faucet; a shower bag to determine shower head flows; a copy of the Household Guide to Water Efficiency, and other information brochures. Residents can pick up a kit at one of the following locations:

  • CRD Integrated Water Services office: 479 Island Hwy, View Royal
  • CRD Headquarters: 625 Fisgard Street, Victoria

 As part of “Fix a Leak Week”, the CRD is partnering with The Home Depot Canada to hold a free “Fix-A-Leak” workshop. A plumber will demonstrate the basics of how to find and repair household leaks in faucets, toilets and showerheads. Each attendee will also receive a free Fix a Leak Week kit. The workshop will be held on Saturday, March 21 at The Home Depot Canada’s Langford store. Seating will be limited. Register before March 19 by calling CRD Parks & Environmental Services at 250.474.9684.

For more information about saving money and reducing energy costs by finding and fixing household leaks, visit our website at www.crd.bc.ca/leaks.

 

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For media inquiries, please contact:
Monique Booth, CRD Environmental Partnerships
Tel: 250.360.3287