During the week of March 15-21, Iowa American Water partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to promote its annual Fix a Leak Week. The national campaign helps to raise awareness about small leaks and other water issues that may waste water within homes. Iowa American Water took the campaign one step further to emphasize the huge impact individuals and businesses can make by spending a little time being vigilant and making repairs.
For Iowa American Water, the week is about empowering customers when it comes to saving water, time and, ultimately, money.
- Step One was making them aware—that ‘little’ drip in the downstairs utility sink can contribute to thousands of gallons of water lost in a year.
- Step Two was providing the motivation—a small investment of time and a few dollars can end the waste and make a significant impact on your water bill.
- Step Three was empowerment—teaching people to detect leaks and the best way to repair them without incurring hefty plumber bills. If each homeowner in our service communities does their part, we’re not talking just a drop in the bucket!
Iowa American Water is also committed to fixing leaks by replacing or upgrading water infrastructure in order to provide clean, safe, reliable water to customers, investing about $22 million in infrastructure improvements annually.
To assist customers with at-home leak repairs and prevention, Iowa American Water has produced a helpful infographic including tips on finding and fixing common, and some not so common indoor and outdoor water leaks. A downloadable leak detection kit is also available through Iowa American Water’s website at iowaamwater.com.
More information on Fix a Leak Week is available at https://www.epa.gov/watersense/fix-leak-week.