(Excerpt from press release)
San Francisco, CA – The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is helping consumers to save water and money this week by promoting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s National Fix a Leak from March 18 – 24.
More than 1 trillion gallons of water are wasted in U.S. homes each year from easyto-fix leaks. Here in San Francisco, it’s estimated that one in five homes has an ongoing plumbing leak.
New content for consumers on easy home leak repairs, consumer rebate programs, and access to free repair parts is available on www.sfwater.org/homeleaks.
Do-it-Yourself: Common Leaks and Repairs
Consumers can find tips for identifying and repairing common leaks found around the home including, toilets, faucets, showerheads, irrigation systems and learn to use their water meter to detect silent leaks. All are easily correctable, often with a simple do-it-yourself repair. Select repair parts are also provided free from the SFPUC.
Free Home Water-Wise Evaluations
Our water conservation experts provide free Home Water-Wise Evaluations which include leak detection services, free water-saving and leak repair devices, and water-efficiency recommendations throughout the home and garden.
Residential single-family customers qualify for a raffle to win a new water-efficient Delta kitchen faucet when they sign up for a Water-Wise Evaluation by March 31, 2013.
For more information, please call 415-551-4730 or visit www.sfwater.org/homeleaks.
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