Fixing Leaks for the “Not a Plumber” Crowd

March 5, 2013

Chasing leaks is hard work, fixing them is a walk in the park

Leaks can be more than annoying. For every drip that keeps you awake at night, there is an associated expense for wasted water. The good news is that common leaks found in the home are easy to fix – they include worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and leaking showerheads – and can save about 10% on your water bill.

When is having a drippy faucet a good thing? How about during Fix a Leak Week March 18 – 24th? Sponsored by EPA’s WaterSense® program, Fix a Leak Week reminds us of the easy steps we can take to help save water in our community.  With tips and video instructions on how to fix those drippy faucets, leaky irrigation systems and running toilets Fix a Leak Week promises to be just what the plumber ordered.

Did we mention running toilets? Join us to kick off Fix a Leak Week with the One for Water 4-Miler. Held on Saturday, March 9th at Rio Vista Community Park in Peoria this unique, professionally timed race features Leaky ‘Loo’ McFlapper, a charmingly inefficient, life-sized running toilet. Beat Loo to the finish line for prizes, fitness, and fun. The One for Water 4-Miler welcomes adults running with kids or dogs on this wide, paved route through a beautiful desert setting.

After the race, run, walk or crawl to the Family Fun Festival, held adjacent to the race and featuring food, music, activities for the kids (including a giant bouncy house) and leak-fixing demonstrations.

The “One for Water” 4-Miler takes off at the City of Peoria’s Rio Vista Community Park on March 9th at 8 a.m. Registration opens at 7 a.m. The park is located at 8866 West Thunderbird Road, Peoria, AZ. We will have great prizes for the race medalists in a variety of categories thanks to our generous sponsors. Also available are prize drawings for people who pledge to find and fix leaks, so you don’t even have to be a runner to have the chance to win.