Fix a Leak Week

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Rancho Water has partnered with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce water-wasting household leaks. Now is always the perfect time for our community to do its 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 leaks in the home include worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, refrigerator ice-making units, and other leaking valves.

Photo Contestants

Water Hero Contest Sign_22x28 Opens in new windowVoting is now closed for the "Be a Water Hero" contest

Strike a pose for your chance to win a gift card during Fix a Leak Week (March 20-26, 2023). 

Finalists will be voted on by the public and winners will be announced on March 31, 2023. 

1st Place- $100 Lowe's gift card

2nd Place- $50 Lowe's gift card

Official Rules for Photo Contest

Other Ways 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 in Fix a Leak Week:

Receive a FREE Leak Kit

To celebrate Fix a Leak Week, Rancho Water will offer customers free leak kits. 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.

Take the 10-Minute Challenge

Interested in saving water and money? In just 10 minutes, you can check your house for easy-to-fix leaks. Set a timer and for 10 minutes, walk around your home and start searching. 

  • Drop food coloring in your toilet tanks and replace the flappers if color shows up in the bowls
  • Tighten showerhead connections with a wrench and pipe type

Need other ideas? Check out the checklists below that will help with your efforts! 

Residential Leak Checklist (PDF)

Business/Commercial Checklist (PDF)


Watch a Leak Detection Course

Join expert leak detector Gabriel Michael with Blue Watchdog Conservation, Inc. to learn leak detection techniques.

Topics include: 

  • How to know you have a leak in the first place 
  • Where to start your search & how to know when you've found the problem 
  • Next steps to getting the leak fixed quickly 
  • Tips for water use efficiency

What's Your Water Footprint?

Learn how your choices and habits affect water use inside and outside 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

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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 you water and money. Common types of leaks found in the home are worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and other leaking valves. These 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 locating and repairing leaks, click the links below or visit the EPA's website.