“EPA Fix a Leak Week” is an annual event organized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to raise awareness about the importance of fixing household leaks to conserve water and save money. This year, “Fix a Leak Week” is March 20 through 26, 2023; the campaign encourages people to take simple steps to detect and fix home leaks, such as checking for dripping faucets, running toilets, and other household appliances.
Fixing leaks is crucial because even small leaks can waste a significant amount of water over time, leading to higher water bills and unnecessary strain on water resources. By fixing leaks, homeowners can reduce their water usage and save money while also helping to conserve water for future generations.
During “EPA Fix a Leak Week,” the EPA provides educational resources and tools to help homeowners identify and fix leaks, including tips on how to read water meters, detect silent leaks, and find water-saving products. The event also encourages people to get involved in their communities by organizing local events and outreach activities to promote water conservation and encourage others to fix leaks in their homes.