Celebrate Fix a Leak Week to Reduce Water Waste

Mar 07, 2016

Victoria, BC– This year the Capital Regional District (CRD) joins over fifty other communities across North America to promote Fix a Leak Week, March 14-20.  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
  • North Saanich Municipal Hall, 1620 Mills Rd., North Saanich

As part of Fix a Leak Week, the CRD is partnering with The Home Depot Canada and Rona Canada to hold free Fix-A-Leak workshops. 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 first workshop will be held on Saturday, March 12 at Rona’s Langford Store. The second workshop will be held on Saturday, March 19 at The Home Depot Canada’s Langford store. Seating will be limited. Register early 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.

 

Celebrating 50 years! The CRD delivers regional, sub-regional and local services to 13 municipalities and three electoral areas on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Governed by a 24 member Board of Directors, the CRD works collaboratively with First Nations and all levels of government to enable sustainable growth, enhance community well-being, and develop cost-effective infrastructure while continuing to provide core services to residents throughout the region.

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For media inquiries, please contact:
Andy Orr, Senior Manager
CRD Corporate Communications
Tel: 250.360.3229
Cell: 250.216.5492