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EVMWD to host free Residential Leak Detection Workshop

Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District is hosting a free virtual Residential Leak Detection Workshop on Wednesday, March 16, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Join EVMWD during Fix a Leak Week to learn how to isolate and identify where a leak is located on a property and how to fix common indoor and outdoor leaks. With the proper training and tools, leaks can be fixed before they become a costly and hazardous issue.

Workshop topics include drought situation and leak impact, water waste facts and stats, common indoor and outdoor leaks, understanding your water meter, and easy repair tips and information.

Registration is required. Space is limited. To reserve a spot, visit www.evmwd.com/workshops or call 951-674-3146, ext. 8247.

EVMWD offers these simple tips to save water:

  • Turn off the tap – turning off the tap while you brush your teeth or scraping dirty dishes into the trash before washing them can save hundreds of gallons per month.
  • Shower, don’t soak – taking a shower uses much less water than filling a bathtub. Save even more by limiting showers to 5 minutes!
  • Fix a toilet leak – toilets are one of the common leaks in the home and can waste on average 200 gallons a day. Try the toilet dye test to check your toilet for leaks.
  • Use a hose with an automatic shut-off nozzle – don’t let the water from the hose run down the street. Install an automatic shut-off nozzle to help control how much water is being used.
  • Adjust sprinklers – when sprinklers are running, ensure they are watering your plants and not the sidewalk. Adjust the direction and flow of the sprinkler head to prevent excessive runoff.

Watering Tips:

  • Water your landscape no more than 4 days per week.
  • Water between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. to avoid evaporation from the sun.
  • Change the watering schedule as seasons change. Plants don’t need as much water in cooler months like January as they would in hotter months like July.
  • Avoid runoff by reducing how many minutes the irrigation is on for.

For more tips, activities, and resources, visit www.epa.gov/watersense/fix-leak-week.

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