Fix-a-Leak Week

Updated March 02, 2018
Don't be a Drip - Stop Water-Wasting Leaks at Home!

Don't be a Drip - Stop Water-Wasting Leaks at Home!  

Ten percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons of water per day. Per day! Do you live in one of them? Worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets and leaky showerheads are common types of leaks that are easily fixed. But you have to find them first.

Drop by the Roseville Utility Exploration Center during Fix-a-Leak Week, March 19 – 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., to see where those water-wasting leaks hide. We'll teach you how to determine whether you're wasting water and how to identify the source of the leak. We'll have giveaways and prizes, plus irrigation and plumbing equipment you can actually get your hands on.

"Repairing easily corrected household water leaks can help you save on your water bill and reduce unnecessary water usage," says John Shannon, City of Roseville Water Efficiency Specialist. "Often the hard part is figuring out if you're leaking at all. One easy example to check for toilet leaks is to drop a dye tablet in the toilet tank. If any color shows up in the toilet bowl after 10 minutes, you have a leak. We are giving away dye tabs during Fix-a-Leak Week so people can try this at home." 

In addition to our Fix-a-Leak week activities, City of Roseville Water Efficiency experts are offering free Do-It-Yourself Irrigation workshops on Saturday, March 24. Workshop participants will receive a free indoor/outdoor leak repair kit at the class. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To find out more, visit or call (916) 746-1550.

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