Thursday, March 15, 2012

March 12-18 is Fix a Leak Week! Are you wasting too much water?

The Environmental Protection Agency has dubbed March 12-18 as Fix a Leak Week, a time to investigate your overall water usage and research methods of controlling wasteful leaks. According to, more than 10,000 gallons of water each year are lost due to leaks, so maybe now is the perfect time to take a look at your bathroom accessories.

Replacing faucets and dials on your bathroom vanity is a quick and easy improvement that can alter the aesthetics of your bathroom and reduce leakage. From attractive copper and chrome designs to cutting-edge waterfall faucets, there are a wealth of options available that can suit your decorative tastes.

Toilets are another water hog that might be over-contributing to your overall water usage. Thankfully, the market for eco-friendly toilets has exploded over the past few years to include a wealth of water-saving designs. This can drastically reduce your monthly expenses and you'll be doing your part to help out the environment.

Fix a Leak Week only comes once a year, and it could be the catalyst to a modern and Earth-friendly bathroom. What water-saving tips do you suggest for homeowners?