Contact(s): Adam Freihoefer, DNR water use section chief, 608-267-7638
MADISON - If your water utility bill is steadily increasing for unknown reasons, you may want to check for water leaks and drips in your bathroom, kitchen and yard, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The agency is joining forces with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to observe Fix-a-Leak Week, March 18-24, to remind homeowners that leaks can waste up to 10,000 gallons or more per year per household resulting in additional costs.
"Finding leaks and fixing or replacing inefficient water fixtures, can save homeowners more than 10 percent on water bills while at the same time conserving our water resources," says Adam Freihoefer, DNR water use section chief. "With all the snow and rain, it may appear that we have a lot of water available to us, but conservation is still something we all need to do."
So, during Fix-A-Leak week, take some time to save your wallet and the environment by:
The DNR is a partner of the WaterSense Program that sponsors this annual event. Find more information about common leaks and what to do about them by searching the DNR website, dnr.wi.gov, for water conservation and efficiency . Watch for daily tips on the DNR Facebook and Twitter pages about how to check for leaks and conserve water.