How Water Smart is Your Household?
Click HERE for an informational brochure on "Do It Yourself Household Water Assessment."
For further assistance or tips on water conservation, contact:
Rockdale Water Resources: 70-278-7400
After-Hour Emergencies: 770-278-7500
Did you know that the average household wastes 10,000 gallons of water a year just through leaks and drips? Collectively Americans waste 1 trillion gallons of water a year through household leaks! Even though you can turn your tap on and have water whenever you need it, we don’t have an endless supply of water. Every drop of water counts in metro Atlanta! One of the easiest ways to save water is by finding and fixing leaks.
Grab a wrench or contact your favorite handy person, plumber, or WaterSense irrigation partner to address leaking toilets, faucets, showerheads, and irrigation systems around your home. March 16 – 22, 2015 is Fix a Leak Week. Sponsored by the U.S. EPA WaterSense program, Fix a Leak Week is an opportunity to improve water efficiency in your home by checking and fixing leaks. All you need to do is check, twist and replace:
- Check for leaks. Look for dripping faucets, showerheads, sprinklers, and other fixtures. Also check for toilets with silent leaks by putting a few drops of food coloring into the tank, waiting 15 minutes, and seeing if color appears in the bowl before you flush. Don’t forget to check irrigation systems and spigots too.
- Twist and tighten hose and pipe connections. To save water without a noticeable difference in flow in your bathroom, twist on a WaterSense labeled faucet aerator.
- Replace the fixture if necessary. Look for WaterSense labeled models, which are independently certified to use 20 percent less water and perform as well as or better than standard models.
Once you find and find and fix your leaks go to www.mydropcounts.org
to pledge your water saving, and learn more about water conservation and how your neighbors in metro Atlanta are saving water.
Further celebrate Fix a Leak Week by participating in the Metro Water District’s 3rd Annual Water Drop Dash, a 5K race and family Water Festival Saturday, March 21, 2015. This Peachtree Road Race qualifier caps off Fix a Leak Week and takes place at the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell. The course is fast and flat along the banks of the beautiful Chattahoochee River. The family Water Festival follows with a children's fun run with mascots, prizes, activities, games, crafts and sponsors’ booths. Race participants will receive a t-shirt and enjoy free admission to the Chattahoochee Nature Center all day on race day.
For more information or to register for the race visit www.waterdropdash.com.