Fix-a-Leak Week

Congratulations to Nuci's Space!  
Winner of the 2014 Fix a Leak Week Water Saving Retrofit! 

On March 17, 2014 Nuci's Space will receive a Water Saving Retrofit that includes WaterSense labeled toilets and aerators.  On Friday March 21, 2014 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM, Nuci's Space will host a workshop called "Fixing a Leaky Toilet".  At the workshop you will learn about Nuci's Space's Water-Saving Retrofit and Water Use Assessment, and you will learn how to save water and money by repairing your leaky toilet.

Sign up for the workshop!

What is Fix a Leak Week?
Every spring, as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ongoing We're for Water campaign, the annual Fix a Leak Week encourages Americans to help put a stop to the more than 1 trillion gallons of water wasted from household leaks each year. In support of We're for Water, the Water Conservation Office promotes finding and fixing leaks in Athens-Clarke County.

What did we do in Athens for Fix a Leak Week 2013?
The Water Conservation Office accepted nominations for organizations to receive a water saving retrofit. The winner was Action Ministries.  As part of the retrofit, they received a WaterSense toilet, new kitchen faucet, and a new pre-rinse spray valve for the community kitchen.  These improvements will lower their water bill. The finalists were Project Safe, Salvation Army, and UGA Episcopal Center/St.Mary's Chapei.  They received a Water Use Audit including new aerators, showerheads, and pre-rinse spray valves. 
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Darel from Action Ministries tests out the new pre-rinse spray valve. 
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Removing the old 3.5 gpf toilet.
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Representatives from Armour Plumbing, Action Ministries and the Water Conservation Office partner for Fix A Leak Week 2013.
What did we do in Athens for Fix a Leak Week 2012?
The Water Conservation Office partnered with the University of Georgia's Office of Sustainability for Fix a Leak Week in 2012.  We sent teams of volunteers to faith-based and non-profit organizations to perform water conservation assessments, identify leaks, and to "sharing opportunities" for water conservation.

Individuals within congregations learned how to find and fix leaks at home and assist others in finding and fixing leaks.  The ACC Water Conservation Office provided the training and tools needed including WaterSense replacement aerators and other conserving devices that volunteers installed in the buildings.  

The Athens Community Council on Aging was the 2012 Fix-A-Leak Week Water Saving Retrofit Winner and has since cut their water bill in half!  Congratulations to the Athens Community Council on Aging!

Interested in WaterSense devices for your home?
The devices are available at no cost to Athens residents who conduct Water Conservation Assessments in their homes. Complete an assessment and bring it to the Water Conservation Office to get aerators, showerheads, and outdoor water kits.


Want to get involved in the 2014 Fix a Leak Week?
We are now accepting Nominations for 2014 Fix a Leak Week Water Use Assessment and Retrofit. Contact the Water Conservation Office to find out how you can participate in next year's event.  Call us (706-613-3729) or email us (savewater@athensclarkecounty.com) for more information.