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Detect, Repair, Conserve: Town’s Proactive Approach to Water Sustainability

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Hendersonville – Spearheaded by the EPA’s WaterSense® program, Fix a Leak Week has become an annual initiative aimed at encouraging water conservation and minimizing wastage in households across the country. With small droplets from leaky faucets and unnoticed toilet tank leaks accounting for a significant portion of water waste, the event seeks to empower consumers to detect and repair leaks within their homes.

Adam Steurer, Utilities Director for the City of Hendersonville, emphasized the importance of proactive leak detection and repair during Fix a Leak Week. “Household leaks can quickly add up, with the potential wastage of nearly 10,000 gallons of water in the average U.S. household each year,” Steurer stated. “As stewards of our community’s water resources, we are committed to promoting environmental consciousness and reducing water consumption through leak repair initiatives.”

To assist in water conservation efforts, Hendersonville Water and Sewer is urging consumers to adopt the “check, twist, and replace” approach. By identifying and addressing leaks in faucets, showerheads, toilets, irrigation systems, and spigots, individuals can contribute to water savings and reduce their monthly utility bills.

In addition to promoting leak repair practices, Hendersonville Water & Sewer is hosting various activities for residents to engage in during Fix a Leak Week. These include attending a webinar on leak repair techniques, participating in a high-efficiency toilet giveaway, entering an art contest, and accessing learning resources and activity sheets at designated city locations. Participants stand a chance to win prizes throughout the week, incentivizing community involvement in water conservation efforts.