Category: Press Releases
Posted By: Denise Gallagher
The Board of County
Commissioners; Chairman Jeff Kinnard, First Vice-Chairman Brian Coleman, Second
Vice-Chairman Scott Carnahan, Ron Kitchen, and Jimmie T. Smith, with Rotary of
Homosassa Springs, President Elect Gerry Schabruch; President, Sugarmill Woods
Civic Association, Nan O'Connor-Roys; Citrus County Water Resources Director
Ken Cheek and Water Conservation Manager Debra Burden
The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a
Proclamation at their regular meeting on March 11, 2019 proclaiming March 18
through March 24, 2019 as Fix a Leak Week.
Household leaks account for more than 1 trillion gallons of
water wasted across the United States each year—equal to the annual household
water use of more than 11 million homes. Finding and fixing leaks is as easy as
check, twist, replace (e.g., check toilets for silent leaks; twist to tighten
fixture connections; replace broken fixtures with WaterSense labeled models).
Many common household leaks, including worn toilet flappers, leaking
showerheads, and dripping faucets, are easily correctable. Fixing leaks can
save homeowners an average of more than 10,000 gallons of water per year, or
the amount of water in a typical backyard swimming pool.
WaterSense® is a voluntary partnership program sponsored by
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect the future of our
nation’s water supply by promoting water efficiency and WaterSense labeled products.
EPA’s WaterSense program celebrates Fix a Leak Week the third week of March as
a time to remind Americans to check their household fixtures and irrigation
systems for leaks. Citrus County is partnering with WaterSense to encourage
Americans to detect and fix leaks and promote efficient water use to ensure
adequate water supplies for future generations.
The Board of County Commissioners recognizes March 18
through March 24, 2019 as Fix a Leak Week in Citrus County and calls the
observance to the attention of all citizens.