Wed March 20, 2013
Earth Calendar for March 20th and March 21st
EPA Has designated March 18th through March 24th as the Fifth Annual Fix a Leak Week.
The EPA’s WaterSense program encourages Americans to check and replace leaky plumbing fixtures and sprinkler systems, helping households save more than 10,000 gallons of water per year and as much as 10 percent on utility bills. Easy-to-fix household leaks waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water annually nationwide, which is equal to the amount of water used by more than 11 million homes. We’re not just wasting water; families also lose money from leaks with higher utility bills. In just 10 minutes, businesses and homeowners can: check winter water bills and fixtures for water waste; twist and tighten pipe and hose connections; and consider replacing broken or inefficient fixtures with WaterSense-labeled models. If winter water usage for a family of four exceeds 12,000 gallons per month, it’s likely that the home has a leak problem. WaterSense, a partnership program sponsored by EPA, seeks to protect the future of our nation's water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products and services. Since the program's inception in 2006, WaterSense has helped consumers save 287 billion gallons of water and $4.7 billion in water and energy bills. Learn more about fixing leaks, find a certified irrigation professional, or search for WaterSense labeled plumbing and irrigation products at the website.
On Our Calendar: Western Wildlife Corridor is looking for help with the habitat restoration of Whitetail Woods, Saturday, March 23rd, 10:00 am. Meet in the grass covered parking area at 6071 Hillside Ave. This is west of Bender Road and just east of Dart Street and plan to work until about noon clearing out the honeysuckle. There will be a need for trash pick-up as well. Volunteers are asked to bring work gloves and plenty of water. Wear work clothes and work shoes. Please visit the website for additional information.