Why City staff are asking people to take the ’10-minute challenge’

City water conservation experts on March 30 will host a webinar to help people learn about a “10-minute challenge” to find as many water leaks as possible in their homes and how to create leak alerts, fix common leaks and save money with rebates.

“One of the most important reasons people should look for leaks is to protect their property,” said William Granger, water conservation coordinator with the City. “Water is still relatively cheap but leaks that go undetected and unaddressed can do serious damage and they almost always get bigger over time.”

People can register here for the online webinar, which will be recorded and last from noon to 12:45 p.m.

“We’re also asking people to record their number of leaks and tell us at the webinar how many they found,” said Granger.

According to the EPA, water leaks can cause the average American home to waste more than 10,000 gallons of water annually or the amount of water needed to wash 270 loads of laundry.

The City’s Department of Utilities each month in 2021 are educating people on different water conservation themes. Staff in March are educating people on fixing leaks and in April will celebrate Earth Day.


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