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IRWD’s Leak-Fixing Tips and Contest

Posted: 26 Feb 2014 04:00 AM PST

Due to the current drought in California, IRWD is asking its customers to voluntarily reduce their water use by 20%. Since 20% of our water overuse is from outdoor watering and sprinkler over spraying, adjusting our habits in regards to these two sources is an easy way to reduce water use.

Fixing leaks is another way that can help to save water as well as reduce our water bills. The Irvine Ranch Water District in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Watersense program is sponsoring Fix a Leak Week. If you enter this contest by March 30, you will be entered in a drawing to win gift cards valued at $500, $300, or $100 from IWRD’s WaterSense partners, Home Depot or Lowe’s.

Here are the details from the IRWD website:

  1. Enter this contest only if you are an IRWD customer.
  2.  Enter the contest by March 30. Note that mailed-in entries will be accepted through April 7.
  3.  Send a photo or short video to that shows your Leak Detective skills. Include your mailing address. Some sample of the type of pictures that you might submit:
  4. If supplies are still available, IWRD will mail you an IRWD CALscape Kit.
  5. Allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of your CALscape Kit.

To view some videos on fixing sprinkler leaks, toilet leaks, checking your water meter and identify where a leak is coming from, click on the videos at the bottom of the IRWD webpage. Also note that IRWD offers free in-home water-use audits.

For additional information or questions:  See the IRWD website, email, or call 949-453-5322.
Additional post on IRWD and water-saving tips: Water-Saving and Bill-Reduction Tips from IRWD and  IRWD CALscape Workshops Available Soon.



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