Central Arkansas Water (CAW) is once again organizing a wide variety of customer assistance activities and public education events during national Fix a Leak Week, March 18-24. Fix a Leak Week is a national effort to remind individuals to check their plumbing fixtures for leaks. The effort is organized by the EPA WaterSense Program, a national program designed to educate consumers, utilities, businesses, builders, and landscaping companies on the importance of wise water use.
As part of Central Arkansas Water’s recognition of Fix a Leak Week, the utility will provide free leak repair services to 40 qualifying low income or elderly customers in both Little Rock and North Little Rock. The primary focus for the repairs will be leaking toilets. “Fixing these types of leaks can save customers up to 10,000 gallons of water a year and can add up to significant savings on their water and wastewater bills,” said Stephanie Hymel, Stewardship Coordinator for the utility. To qualify for participation in the leak repair assistance program, an elderly or low income customer must own their own home and have at least a 50% increase in their last 2 utility bills.
In addition to providing free leak repairs during Fix a Leak Week, CAW will be hosting a number of other activities, including promotional giveaways such as low-flow showerheads and leak detection tablets, and leak repair demonstrations. More information regarding these and other Fix a Leak Week activities will be released in the coming weeks.
“Our goal for Fix a Leak Week is to raise awareness about how small repairs can make a big difference in water use,” said Hymel. “We look forward to helping our customers and the Central Arkansas community to become water wise through these efforts.”
Central Arkansas Water is a regional drinking water utility that provides safe, high-quality, affordable water to over 400,000 individuals and businesses throughout the Central Arkansas region. For more information about CAW, please visit www.carkw.com
For more information about the EPA WaterSense Program, visit www.epa.gov/watersense/index.html
For more information about Fix A Leak Week, visit www.epa.gov/watersense/our_water/fix_a_leak.html
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