Sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) WaterSense program, Fix a Leak Week is an opportunity to improve the water efficiency of your home by finding and fixing leaks. In the average home, household leaks waste more than 10,000 gallons of water each year. That’s the amount of water needed to wash 270 loads of laundry!
Go to hwd.com/diy to get started.
You’ll find four do-it-yourself projects complete with instructional videos:
- How to check your water meter to find leaks
- How to check your toilet for leaks
- How to check your irrigation for leaks
- How to check your swimming pool for leaks
If you’re not ready to tackles these projects yourself, call a handy relative, plumber or irrigation specialist to help out.