March 14-20 is Fix a Leak Week

March 8, 2011 | EPA

Did you know that an American home can waste, on average, more than 10,000 gallons of water every year due to running toilets, dripping faucets, and other household leaks?

Nationwide, more than 1 trillion gallons of water leak from U.S. homes each year. That’s why WaterSense, a partnership program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, reminds Americans to check their plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems each year during Fix a Leak Week.

WaterSense is teaming up with the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association (AMWUA) to promote the third annual Fix a Leak Week, March 14-20, 2011. The week’s activities will be topped off by We’re for Water—Join the Chase!, a four-mile road race and informational educational fair in Peoria, Ariz.

For all the latest on Fix a Leak Week events happening across the country, be sure to follow WaterSense on Facebook  and Twitter.