(NAPSA) How long have you been ignoring that pitter-patter coming from the shower or jiggling the handle on that running toilet? Well, you may as well be pouring money down the drain. Fixing easily corrected water leaks can save homeowners more than 10 percent on water bills, and it's good for the environment.
While water leaks may sometimes seem like small problems, they waste valuable resources and money over time. On average, an U.S. household leaks more than 11,000 gallons of water per year, which is enough to fill a backyard swimming pool. Common leaks, such as dripping faucets and aging toilet flappers, are easily correctable. WaterSense, a partnership program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is encouraging residents to fix household water leaks:
For more tips and information about how to save water, visit www.epa.gov/watersense.
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