The department encourages residents to learn more about finding and fixing residential leaks. Several community events are planned to help residents learn more about leak detection and repair.
To help save water for future generations, the Fulton County Department of Water Resources is asking consumers to check, twist and replace:
o 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 10 minutes, and seeing if color appears in the bowl before you flush. Don’t forget to check irrigation systems and spigots, too.
o Twist and tighten hose and pipe connections. To save water without a noticeable difference in flow in your bath-room, twist on a WaterSense labeled faucet aerator.
o 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.
The 2014 Fix a Leak Week events include:
o The Fix a Leak Week kickoff at the Fulton County Government Center, Peachtree Street level, Atlanta, Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
o Crabapple Neighborhood Senior Center, 12624 Broadwell Road, Alpharetta, Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m.
o Palmetto Neighborhood Senior Center, 510 Turner Ave., Palmetto, March 20 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Information: Gwen Brinkley, (404) 612-6379, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.epa.gov/watersense