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Apr 01

2020 Fix a Leak Week

Posted on April 1, 2020 at 10:40 AM by Saja Aures

This month, March 16 kicks off Fix a Leak Week, the annual national campaign to raise awareness about water leaks in the home, how very costly they can be, and how fixing leaks promptly helps save you money and preserves our limited fresh drinking water supply.

Household leaks waste more than 1 trillion gallons annually nationwide. That's equal to the annual household water use of more than 11 million homes. Ten percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day. Common types of leaks found in the home include worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and other leaking valves. All are easily correctable and in most cases fixture replacement parts don't require a major investment. 

Should you experience a leak in your home and you’re faced with the resulting high water bill, remember the City of Savannah offers leak adjustments once you’ve repaired the leak and provided appropriate documentation of the repair. Visit our website to learn more

During Fix a Leak Week, the City of Savannah Utility Services team will be giving away free toilet leak detection tablets to customers who visit our offices at 305 Fahm Street during the week of March 16 (while supplies last). We also encourage folks to visit our web page for Fix a Leak Week, www.savannahga.gov/fixaleak, as it includes helpful information on how to find and repair common leaks in and around the home.

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Oct 04

Imagine a Day Without Water

Posted on October 4, 2019 at 8:01 AM by Saja Aures

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Imagine a Day Without Water, scheduled for October 23 this year, is an annual nationwide day of education and advocacy about the value of water. Imagine a Day Without Water is meant to encourage each of us to consider life without ready and easy access to safe drinking water and waste water systems.

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Safe, reliable water access is a major foundation element in our public health, our economy, and our overall quality of life. Take a moment and think of all the activities you engage in on a daily basis which require water. Your morning coffee and shower…flushing toilets…preparing meals for your family…hydrating after a work-out…keeping a garden. You turn on the tap, and clean, fresh water flows out. You flush the toilet, and dirty water is whisked away.

Now picture your day without access to safe water infrastructure. Beyond your day, how would our community function? Our country? How would we fight fires? Keep hospitals sanitary? Grow crops or care for livestock? Run manufacturing plants? Operate restaurants, hotels, and countless local businesses? A single nationwide day without water service would put $43.5 billion in economic activity at risk.

From the small daily tasks of an individual, to the very stability of our community, water is integral. Water infrastructure is so vital and yet it’s easily taken for granted, even forgotten about entirely. 

Take some time this October 23 to reflect on water. Perhaps renew your family’s commitment to water conservation, to help protect and sustain this precious resource. Maybe take a look at your water quality report, so you’re better informed about your water systems. Consider the high value of safe water access, and the life-and-death importance of maintaining crucial infrastructure. Imagine a day without water, and then do all you can to ensure future access for generations to come.