- Leaky toilets are most often the result of a worn toilet flapper. Replacing the rubber flapper is a quick fix that could save a home up to 200 gallons of water per day.
- Reduce faucet leaks by checking faucet washers and gaskets for wear and, if necessary, replace the faucet with a WaterSense-labeled model.
- For a leaky garden hose, replace the nylon or rubber hose washer and ensure a tight connection to the spigot using pipe tape and a wrench.
- Landscape irrigation systems should be checked each spring before use to make sure they were not damaged over the winter and checked monthly when in use.
California American Water, a longtime partner of the WaterSense program, offers customers a variety of programs, incentives and rebates to help customers reduce their water use.All California American Water districts provide free conservation kits with tools like toilet leak detection kits, low-flow showerheads and garden hose nozzles and information about water efficient landscaping. Customers are encouraged to contact California American Water’s 24-hour customer service center at 1-888-237-1333 to request conservation devices and materials. In addition, customers can follow California American Water on Facebook at caamwater and Twitter at @caamwater to receive timely conservation updates throughout the year. For more information on Fix a Leak Week, visit www.epa.gov/watersense/fixaleak. California American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), provides high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 600,000 people. Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs approximately 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 14 million people in more than 30 states and parts of Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.