WINNIPEG, MB. It's Fix a Leak Week in Winnipeg and the city is encouraging you to take the opportunity to check your plumbing.
Plumbing leaks can waste water 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can cost customers hundreds of dollars each year. The majority of leaks occur in the bathroom and the most common culprits are toilets and dripping faucets.
In many cases, fixture replacement parts are inexpensive, pay for themselves quickly, and can be installed by do-it-yourselfers or plumbing professionals.
Monitoring our homes for leaks on a regular basis helps ensure we are all doing our part to protect our precious water resources.
Fix a Leak Week checklist
Check for leaks (e.g., toilets, faucets, showerheads).
Fix leaks immediately.
Replace fixtures if necessary with WaterSense labelled models.
Fix a Leak Week was created by United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense Program. The City of Winnipeg is a promotional partner of the WaterSense Program.
Residents can visit:
City of Winnipeg - Water Conservation to see videos on how to use your water meter to check for leaks and simple steps to check your toilet for leaks.
Visit epa.gov/watersensefor more information on the WaterSense Program.