Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Fix a leak week! Leaky toilet!

As promised…
Have a Leaking Toilet?
<![if !vml]><![endif]>Leaking or running toilets are a common cause of high water use in your home. A toilet leak can be detected by placing a drop of food coloring or leak detection dye tablet in the tank at the back of your toilet. If any color shows up in the bowl within 10 minutes without flushing, you have a leak. Don’t forget to flush the toilet after this leak test to avoid staining the tank.
NOTE: Leak detection dye tablets are available at no charge in the City’s Utility Billing Office on the first floor of Fort Lauderdale City Hall, located at 100 N. Andrews Avenue.
If your toilet is leaking, you can replace it with a new, high efficiency one through Conservation Pay$, the Broward Water Partnership’s incentive rebate program. As a member of the Broward Water Partnership, the City of Fort Lauderdale is offering rebates of up to $200 ($100 per toilet) for installing new, high efficiency toilets. 
Get Involved in Fix a Leak Week
Remember, fixing household leaks saves water and reduces utility bills. So grab a wrench or contact your favorite handy person, plumber, or WaterSense irrigation partner and silence those leaks during Fix a Leak Week March 18 through March 24, 2013.  You’ll save money, but more importantly you’ll save water, an irreplaceable resource, for future generations.
Fun Educational Materials and Resources
As a WaterSense partner concerned with preserving our nation’s water supply, the City of Fort Lauderdale can help you learn more. Check out these fun materials and resources and learn more today:
About EPA’s WaterSense Program
WaterSense is a partnership program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Its mission is to protect the future of our nation’s water supply by promoting and enhancing the market for water-efficient products and services. Currently, there are more than 250 WaterSense labeled toilets, 700 labeled faucets and faucet accessories, and more than 600 certified irrigation partners. WaterSense labeled products must achieve independent, third-party testing and certification to prove they meet EPA’s rigorous criteria for efficiency and performance. For more information, visit www.epa.gov/watersense.