Utilities offer leak classes

03/18/2014 11:32 AM

03/18/2014 11:33 AM

Leaks account for approximately a trillion gallons of water wasted in the United States each year. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense program promotes its annual Fix a Leak Week the third week in March as part of its efforts to encourage Americans to use water efficiently.

This year Fix a Leak Week is March 17-23. The City of Mansfield Water Utilities has coordinated with Arlington Water Utilities and local WaterSense Retail Partners to provide free Fix a Leak Workshops.

Both dates will include repair/replace leaking faucets and toilet and repair sprinkler systems.

Fix a Leak Class will be 6-8 p.m. March 20 at Water Treatment Plant, 707 Pleasant Ridge Court. Mansfield residents can attend. Seating is limited at this location; residents must register for this date/time by calling (817) 477-2248 or email water@mansfield-tx.gov.

Fix a Leak Workshop at 10 a.m.-noon March 22 at The Home Depot No. 6568, 1725 N. U.S. 287, and Lowe’s No. 1511, 1901 U.S. 287.

The workshops are open to anyone, no registration required. To see what other stores are offering this free workshop, go to www.mansfield-tx.gov or call (817) 477-2248.

The average home can waste more than 10,000 gallons of water per year, more than enough to fill a backyard swimming pool. By finding and fixing running toilets, leaky faucets and dripping showerheads, a family can save as much as 10 percent on its utility bills and save water for future generations.

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