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Water conservation

Fix a Leak Week, March 14 20, 2016

Plumbing leaks can waste water 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and cost you hundreds of dollars each year.

Fix a Leak Week is a reminder for homeowners to get a handle on leaks!

Here are some simple ways to check your home for plumbing leaks
  1. Check for leaks by reading your water meter regularly.

    Note: The water meter can be your leak detector

  2. The majority of leaks occur in the bathroom and the main culprit is the toilet. Sometimes you may be able to hear a toilet leaking, but most often, toilet leaks are silent.

Worn out toilet flapper valve

This is an easy, inexpensive fix that is available from your local plumbing retailer.

Dripping faucets

This is sometimes as simple as tightening the faucet taps. If the taps are still dripping you may need to replace some parts inside, usually referred to as washers or cartridges depending on the model. These easy to install devices are available from your local plumbing retailer.

If you are looking to reduce your flow out of your faucets, contact Manitoba Hydro as they have water-saving faucet aerators included in their Power Smart Water & Energy Saver Program

Note: If you have any difficulty, we recommend you contact a licensed plumber.

Fix those leaks immediately

Plumbing leaks can waste water every day. In many cases, fixture replacement parts are inexpensive, pay for themselves quickly, and can be installed by do-it-yourselfers or plumbing professionals.

Every drop counts!

It is important to check for leaks at least once every three months. Since you receive a utility bill every three months, use your bill as a reminder to check for leaks.

One of the best ways to keep track of your water use is to read your water meter regularly.

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Last updated: March 16, 2016