Rancho California Water District (Rancho Water/District) has partnered with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce water-wasting household leaks. With California facing yet another dry winter, now is the perfect time for our community to do our part in conserving water.
According to the EPA, household leaks can waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water annually nationwide. That's equal to the annual household water use of more than 11 million homes. The most common types of leaks found in the home include worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, refrigerator ice making units, and other leaking valves.
How to Get Involved
While the District is committed to helping our customers use water more efficiently through education and incentive programs, we also rely heavily on residents in our community to protect our water supply for future generations. There are several changes you can make to your everyday life that will contribute to our water efficiency goals. Here are some ways to get involved for Fix a Leak Week:
Receive a FREE Leak Kit
To celebrate Fix a Leak Week, Rancho Water will be mailing free leak kits to customers. Kits will include a garden hose nozzle, faucet aerator, drip gauge, hose repair kit, toilet leak tablets, toilet flapper, and a Practical Plumbing Guidebook to aid homeowners with general plumbing repairs. CLICK HERE to fill out an interest form!
Learn how your choices and habits affect your water use inside and outside of your home, through the food you eat, the products you buy, and even the energy you use. Find out what your water footprint is and learn how to save water
Finding and repairing water leaks on your property will save water and money. Common types of leaks found in the home are worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and other leaking valves. These types of leaks are often easy to fix, requiring only a few tools and hardware that can pay for themselves in water savings. For more information on how to locate and repair leaks, click on the links below or visit the EPA's website.