NATIONAL FIX-A-LEAK WEEK:  March 18 - 24, 2024. 

The Regulatory Commission of Alaska's Consumer Protection & Information Section joins the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) in encouraging communities to help find and fix household water leaks during Fix-A-Leak Week, March 18-24, 2024.

Household leaks can waste nearly 1 trillion gallons of water a year nationwide. Common types of household leaks include worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and other leaking valves.  Toilets are especially leak-prone: the EPA estimates that 20 percent of all toilets leak. Because leaking toilets are often silent, the problem can go unnoticed while your home is “robbed” of up to 300 gallons or more of water a day. Put a few drops of food coloring in your toilet tank. Wait 15-20 minutes and see if color appears in the bowl. If so, you have a leak.

For more information, visit EPA's website below:

Date Issued: 3/1/2024