Cascade Water Alliance mails leak detection kits to customers
March 3, 2011
NEW — 6 a.m. March 3, 2011
The average home can waste more than 10,000 gallons of water each year due to running toilets, dripping faucets and other household leaks. The results: wasted water and pricier water bills.
In fact, leaking toilets can waste more than 200 gallons of water per day.
In order to stop the drips, Cascade Water Alliance plans to send toilet leak detection mailers to more than 100,000 residences in Issaquah and King County for Fix A Leak Week from March 14-20.
The mailers include dye strips and simple instructions to check toilets for leaks. Learn more about toilet-leak fixes and other conservation programs at the alliance website.
Since 2004, the alliance has offered conservation programs to help reduce water use and save money.
Customers can receive rebates for installing WaterSense toilets and clothes washers, as well as rain shut-off devices for irrigation systems.
The alliance also provides irrigation system audits, efficient showerhead and aerator installations at apartment complexes, and upgrades to dishwashers and other fixtures at restaurants.
The regional alliance includes the Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District, Issaquah and Bellevue, plus other Eastside and South King County cities and water districts. The agency serves about 400,000 residents and 22,000 businesses.