Householders urged to Fix a Leak this week by EPA & water & sewer district


As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ongoing We’re for Water campaign, this year’s Fix a Leak Week encourages Americans to help put a stop to the nearly 1 trillion gallons of water wasted from household leaks each year.

Sponsored by EPA’s WaterSense®program, Fix a Leak Week is March 14-20, 2022. In support of We’re for Water, The Northwestern Water and Sewer District is promoting finding and fixing residential leaks in Northwest Ohio.

Householders urged to Fix a Leak this week by EPA & water & sewer district

“Leaks can account for nearly 10,000 gallons of water in an average home every year—the amount of water it takes to wash 300 loads of laundry,” said Theresa Pollick, Public Information Director at The District. “As a WaterSense partner, we are encouraging consumers to find and fix leaks to save water in our community.”

To encourage customers to search for leaks, The District is giving away leak detection kits that include dye testing strips for toilets, a toilet flapper, a toilet tank bank, and a faucet drip gauge.Leak kits are available during Fix a Leak Week at our main office t 12560 Middleton Pike, Bowling Green, Ohio, weekdays from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

The District is encouraging its customers to sign up for AquaHawk, an online tool that allows you to see your water use.You can also sign up to be notified of high use and possible leaks by text, email, or phone.Sign up at, it’s FREE.

To help save water for future generations, The District is asking consumers to check, twist, and replace:

In many cases, fixture replacement parts pay for themselves quickly and can be installed by handy do-it-yourselfers or localplumbing professionals. Irrigation professionals certified through a WaterSense labeled program can also check your systems for leaks. Visit to find WaterSense labeled products or an auditor in your area.

Posted by:David Dupont on March 14, 2022.