Fix a Leak Week


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!

Participate in the #SherlockHome Challenge

Rancho Water invites you to participate in the #SherlockHome challenge. Post a photo on Facebook or Instagram of you checking for leaks around your home with the hashtag #SherlockHome for a chance to win a Rachio Generation 2 Weather Based Irrigation Controller or a Rain Bird Spray-to-Drip Retrofit Kit. Photos must be submitted between March 14th - March 20th and participants must use the hashtag #SherlockHome.

Before you start searching for leaks, review the checklists below for some important tips and tricks.

Residential Leak Checklist (PDF)

Business/Commercial Checklist (PDF)

Join the FREE Leak Detection Workshop

Join us for a free virtual webinar on Saturday, March 19 with expert leak detector Gabriel Michael. Learn the way to recognize you have a leak, how to find it, and the next steps to fixing it quickly.

Click here to learn more

What's Your Water Footprint?

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

Click here to learn more

Report Water Waste

Have you seen water waste? By letting us know we can help step in, provide useful information, and help save water. 

Click here to report water waste.

Additional Leak Resources

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.