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Citrus County BOCC Proclaims March 20 – 26, 2023 as Fix a Leak Week

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on March 18, 2023

As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ongoing “We’re for Water” campaign, this year’s Fix a Leak Week encourages Americans to help put a stop to the nearly 1 trillion gallons of water wasted from household leaks each year.

Citrus County BOCC Proclaims March 20 – 26, 2023 as Fix a Leak Week

Sponsored by EPA’s WaterSense® program, Fix a Leak Week is celebrated across the country from
March 20 through 26, 2023. To support this worthwhile water-saving effort, the Citrus County Board of
County Commissioners (BOCC) has proclaimed the week as Fix a Leak Week in Citrus County.

“Leaks can account for nearly 10,000 gallons of water in an average home every year—the amount of
water it takes to wash 300 loads of laundry,” said Debra Burden, Water Conservation Manager. “As a
WaterSense partner, we are encouraging consumers to find and fix leaks to save water in our community.”

To help save water for future generations, it’s as simple as check, twist, and replace:

Check for leaks. Look for dripping faucets, showerheads, sprinklers, and other fixtures. Also check
toilets for leaks, which can sometimes be silent, by putting a few drops of food coloring into the tank,
waiting 10 minutes, and seeing if color appears in the bowl before you flush. Don’t forget to check
irrigation systems and spigots too. Toilet leak detection tablets are available at the Lecanto
Government Building (LGB).
Twist and tighten faucet, hose, and pipe connections. To save water without a noticeable difference in
flow in your bathroom, twist on a WaterSense-labeled faucet aerator. Free aerators available to county
citizens at the LGB.
Replace the fixture if necessary. Look for WaterSense-labeled models, which are independently
certified to use 20 percent less water and perform as well as or better than standard models.
In many cases, fixture replacement parts pay for themselves quickly and can be installed by handy DIYers
or local plumbing professionals. The utility also offers a free, one-time irrigation system checkup and
training to its account holders. Call (352) 527-7669 to schedule an appointment. For more information on
Fix a Leak Week, visit



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