City of Dallas and other Texas cities partner to host virtual workshops to mark Fix a Leak Week
The cities and water providers of Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Round Rock and Tarrant Regional Water District are partnering for the second year to bring educational virtual workshops about water conservation to residents. The programs focus on fixing leaks and celebrate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) WaterSense Fix A Leak Week program.
Fix A Leak week is all about raising awareness about leaks and other water issues that contribute to water waste in homes. The event takes place from March 14 to 20, and will include free seminars that will teach participants how to fix leaks and take other water preservation measures.
The virtual seminars are from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 15 (indoor leaks) and March 17 (outdoor/irrigation leaks) via GoTo Webinar. A conversation with Beth Livingston, EPA’s WaterSense Brand Manager, opens the informative sessions with an introduction of Fix A Leak Week and a challenge, “Get those leaks fixed!”
Ryan Prillman, Community Liaison for Houston Water, will be the host for the two-day program. The March 15 seminar features experienced professional water conservation experts from Houston and Dallas, and plumbing experts from A-Star Air Conditioning and Plumbing providing DIY training for leak detection and basic repairs on faucets, shower heads and toilets.
On March 17, viewers will learn how to detect and fix outdoor leaks from the innovative horticulture team, Rooted In. Find out when to check your outdoor irrigation system and outside water connection, look for damage from freezing temperatures and make simple repairs.
Fixing leaks is just one element of efficient water use in today’s cities. It is estimated that minor household leaks can account for 10,000 gallons of water wasted ever year, with 10 percent of homes wasting 90 gallons or more per day from leaks. Saving this valuable resource has the additional benefit of saving money.
Fix a Leak Week registration is free at these links:
March 15 (Indoor) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/233841715867
March 17 (Outdoor) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/233862177067