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Students Challenged to Detect Toilet Leaks

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on January 14, 2023

Citrus County Utilities is hosting its ninth Classroom Leak Detection Challenge for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade

Students Challenged to Detect Toilet Leaks

This annual event celebrates the EPA’s “We’re for Water” initiative by challenging students
to test their home toilets for leaks. According to EPA Water Sense, fixing one leaky toilet can save up to
200 gallons a day.

All supplies are provided by the utility. The utility will mail dye tablets, student worksheets and pencils
to the school. The utility provides shower timers to the entire class after results are received. Additionally,
teachers that submit a class photo holding the “We’re for Water” sign will receive color-changing reusable
water bottles.

Teachers interested in participating in the 2023 challenge should send an email to
Debra.Burden@citrusbocc.com by Thursday, April 6, 2023, including the school, teacher name, grade,
and the number of students. For more information, contact Debra Burden at (352) 527-7684.



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