Fix a Leak Week: March 14-20

Even a small household water leak can waste a lot of precious water and significantly increase customer bills. Local water providers are promoting Fix a Leak Week during the week of March 14-20 in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense® Program.

Fix a Leak Week is celebrated each March to remind community members to check their household fixtures and irrigation systems for leaks. A leak on the customer’s side of the water meter is their responsibility to find and fix. However, many local water providers support their customers by providing:

  • Free dye tablets and toilet flappers to check for and fix silent toilet leaks.
  • Free visits with conservation professionals for leak confirmation and advice.
  • Notification of a suspected leak after an unusual meter read.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, ten percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons of water or more per day. Common sources of leaks include worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and leaky irrigation systems.

The Water Conservation Coalition of Santa Cruz County provides helpful tips, how-to videos, and local resources to make it as easy as possible for the community to find and fix their water leaks at

The Water Conservation Coalition of Santa Cruz County is a partnership among all of the local Water Districts in Santa Cruz County as well as the County Water Resources Program, Ecology Action and other groups who share a passion for water conservation and public education.  



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