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Posted on: March 11, 2020

"Fix-a-Leak Week" Begins March 15

PRESS RELEASE

City of Woodland

300 First Street


Fix-a-Leak Week, March 15 through March 21, encourages Americans to help put a stop to the more than 1 trillion gallons of water wasted nationally from household leaks each year. In the Sacramento region, 14% of residential indoor water use is wasted due to leaks. This year’s Fix-a-Leak Week is part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ongoing “We’re for Water” campaign and is sponsored by EPA’s WaterSense Program.

To help Woodland residents and businesses fix leaks, the City’s Environmental Services Division is encouraging consumers to sign up for AquaHawk, a free online water use portal, by visiting www.cityofwoodland.org/mywateruse. With AquaHawk, it is easier than ever to identify possible leaks at your home or business.  

“AquaHawk is a great resource for residents and businesses as well as the City,” says Sayetsi Sanchez, Water Conservation Coordinator, “We are now able to identify leaks more easily and let people know about them before they cause serious problems. Some residents have had leaks for years that have gone unnoticed.”

To help save our water, the City of Woodland is asking consumers to check for leaks, set alerts, and fix them. 

  • Check for leaks. Log in to AquaHawk Alerting by visiting www.cityofwoodland.org/mywateruse. Check for continuous water use by selecting the “72 hours” tab above your bar graph. If you have usage every hour, you may have a leak.
  • Set alerts. To receive automatic alerts when your water use is abnormal, click on the “Alert Settings” tab. For potential leak alerts, click on the link to set advanced water use thresholds. Since leaks are constant, we recommend filling out the bottom fields (e.g., 7 gallons per hour for 24 hours).
  • Fix it. Leaks are expensive, wasteful, and can cause bigger problems if left unfixed. A leak the size of the tip of a ballpoint pen can waste up to 822 gallons a day and can cost as much as $1,251 a year. For resources on how to find and fix leaks, visit www.cityofwoodland.org/leaks.  
  • Apply for a Leak Adjustment. Once a leak is repaired, the City may allow for a billing adjustment for some of the period during which the leak occurred. You can find the leak adjustment form and more leak detection information at www.cityofwoodland.org/leaks

Environmental Services will also be sharing Fix-a-Leak tips on @EnviroWoodland social media pages and invite you to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Get the whole family involved with coloring pages of Patches, our Leak Detection duck, and his adventures, available at www.cityofwoodland.org/fixaleakweek. You can e-mail artwork to conservewater@cityofwoodland.org to have it featured on @EnviroWoodland social media pages. 

For more information on National Fix-a-Leak Week and how to get involved, visit www.epa.gov/watersense. For questions, please email conservewater@cityofwoodland.org or call (530) 661-2067. 

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