Learn how to fix that leak: CRD promoting Fix a Leak Week

CRD promoting Fix a Leak Week, March 14 to 20, with free events

Did you know that an average home can waste more than 37,000 litres of water every year due to running toilets and dripping faucets?

The Capital Regional District (CRD) is promoting Fix a Leak Week, March 14 to 20. This is an opportunity to raise awareness about the amount of water lost through minor household leaks.

The CRD is offering residents fix those leaks with a free Fix a Leak kit which includes; dye tablets to check for toilet leaks, a drip gauge to measure how much water is being wasted from a dripping faucet; and shower bag to determine shower head flows, a copy of the Household Guide to Water Efficiency, and other information brochures.

Saanich residents can pick up a kit at CRD headquarters at 625 Fisgard Street in Victoria or North Saanich Municipal Hall at 1620 Mills Road, North Saanich.

There are also free Fix-A-Leak workshops where a plumber will demonstrate the basics of how to find and repair household leaks in faucets, toilets and shower heads. Each attendee will receive the free Fix a leak kit. Workshops will be held on March 12 at Rona’s Langford store and on March 19 at The Home Depot Canada’s Langford store.

Residents in Saanich pay a fixed charge of $45/year for a residential connection and an annual cost of $481.80 based on a consumption charge of $1.4560 per cubic metre.  Central Saanich pays $138/year and an annual cost of $558.99. This annual cost is based on consumption of 300 cubic metres per year.  One cubic metre is 1,000 litres or 220 imperial gallons.

Register early by calling CRD Parks & Environmental Services at 250-474-9684. For more information visit: www.cred.bc.ca/leaks.

 

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