Lansing, MI - The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) kicked off Fix a Leak Week March 14, 2022, which is aimed at educating residents on the importance of fixing plumbing leaks to save money on water and energy bills.
Fix a Leak week is an annual event created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and supported by WaterSense partners across the U.S. and Canada. During this week, EGLE's Office of the Clean Water Public Advocate will provide some practical tips on finding and fixing household leaks and spotlight free home energy efficiency programs offered by some utilities within the state.
“Fixing water leaks in home plumbing can reduce consumer water bills and prevent water damage within the home,” said Kris Donaldson, EGLE’s Clean Water Public Advocate. “Investments in water conservation are essential to reducing energy consumption and the associated costs while striving toward environmental sustainability."
Residents are encouraged to get involved and track down leaks in their home using the EPA’s at-home checklist or by watching our previous Clean Water Public Advocate demonstrate some quick and easy tips to find leaks. Share a photo and tag your post with #FixALeakWeek and #IFixLeaks!
Some energy utilities within the state offer free at-home energy efficiency assessments to qualifying customers. These can include a basic home walkthrough and installation of energy-efficient products, such as faucet aerators, lightbulbs or showerheads. Contact your energy utility to find out what programs they offer.
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