May 23, 2011
On Wednesday, June 8, the City of Woodland is hosting a free fix-a-leak workshop at the Woodland Community and Senior Center. The workshop will run from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. The event will include an overview of water conservation assistance and metered water data in Woodland, a viewing of a DVD from the American Water Works Association titled "Detecting and Silencing Leaks," and a plumbing panel on how to repair common household leaks (demonstration and discussion). The plumbing panel will include certified Green Plumber Todd Fulton from Syntrol Plumbing and Chris Reynolds from local business Halls Plumbing.
By repairing minor household leaks, residents can save water and potentially lower their water bills. On average, leaks account for 11,000 gallons of water wasted in the home every year, which can be enough to fill a backyard swimming pool. Common types of leaks found in and around the home include worn out toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and leaking garden hoses, sprinklers, and other valves. Homeowners billed for metered water use can often save more than 10 percent on their water bills by fixing easily corrected household water leaks. Fixing leaks has become increasingly important as Woodland has been transitioning to metered water.
Workshop participants will receive a guide to locating household leaks, replacement toilet flappers, and toilet leak detection dye tablets.