Small Steps to Efficiency

Later this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will be marking its fifth annual “Fix a Leak” Week beginning March 18. During the week, WaterSense and its partners will be promoting water efficiency with special events, from leak-fixing workshops to the Fix a Leak Week Twitter party.

With worries about drought, water scarcity and groundwater depletion swirling around the news these days, it is evident that water efficiency is more crucial than ever. And while it is easy to laud large-scale water reuse or conservation projects, it is important to remember that the small steps — like fixing leaks to eliminate water waste — have an impact too.

This year’s Fix a Leak Week theme — the “power of 10” — exemplifies just that. According to WaterSense, taking just 10 minutes to check for leaks can help save more than 10,000 gal of water per year.

Fix a Leak Week provides a good opportunity to remind your customers about the small things that can help them save water and money, whether it is checking for leaks or using water-efficient appliances and fixtures.

What are your best tips for water efficiency? Let us know in the comments below, or e-mail us at [email protected].



Kate Cline is editor-in-chief of WQP. Cline can be reached at [email protected] or 847.391.1007.

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