Thursday, March 12, 2015

City of Richmond Celebrates Fix-A-Leak Week



“Leaks Can Run, But They Can’t Hide.” That’s the theme for Fix-a-Leak Week, March 16 – 21, 2015.  During this week, the City of Richmond Department of Public Utilities and other WaterSense partners remind residents and customers to check their plumbing and irrigation systems for leaks. Customers may be surprised at how costly leaks can be and how simple some are to repair. Representatives from the Department of Public Utilities will distribute free water leak detection kits at the following locations this week:
·Tuesday, March 17            10 a.m. – 3 p.m.          East District Center, 701 North 25th  Street
· Wednesday, March 18     10 a.m. – 3 p.m.               Lobby of City Hall, 900 East Broad Street 
· Friday, March 21    10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Southside Community Service Center, 4100 Hull Street
                               
“Water is one of our most valued natural resources.  That means that water conservation is everyone’s job,” said Department of Public Utilities Director, Bob Steidel. “During Fix-A-Leak week, we like to highlight to our customers the importance of saving money by fixing those everyday household leaks.”
At each location, visitors can enter to win a prize by submitting their favorite water conservation tip. City of Richmond plumbers and technicians will be available at each location with a water meter display and a toilet tank to answer water leak related questions and explain how to repair simple leaks. For more information on Fix-A-Leak week, visit             http://www.epa.gov/watersense/our_water/fix_a_leak.html.
           
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The City of Richmond Department of Public Utilities (DPU) is a premier provider of utility service.  DPU provides natural gas, water, wastewater and storm water service to more than 500,000 residential and commercial customers in the metropolitan region.  In addition, DPU operates an electric street lighting utility, which maintains 37,000 streetlights throughout the City.  For more information, visit DPU's Web site at www.richmondgov.com/dpu.