Celebrate Fix a Leak Week and Save Water all Year
In support of Fix a Leak Week, we're promoting finding and fixing leaks in Oklahoma City. In 10 minutes you could save 10 thousand gallons of water by finding and fixing common household leaks. Check out the tips below or use this helpful checklist to help save water around the house.
- 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.
- 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.