fix a Leak
Fix a Leak Week, March 14-20 in Charlottetown, Stratford, Cornwall
The municipalities of Charlottetown, Stratford and Cornwall have partnered to promote Fix a Leak Week, March 14-20.
Leading up to Fix a Leak Week, the three municipalities are running a Twitter campaign asking residents to post a photo or video of themselves or their family fixing a leak in their home.
By using hashtag #IFixedALeak, participants are automatically entered into a draw for a free, lowflow toilet. The deadline to enter is March 17. The winner will be announced on the Twitter accounts of the three municipalities on March 18: @ChtownPE, @StratfordPEI, @CornwallRec.
The initiative aims to encourage the public to find and repair leaks in their homes or businesses to help conserve water, as well as to educate the public about the large quantity of water lost each year due to leaks in homes, businesses and infrastructure.
Leaks can account for, on average, 37,850 litres of water wasted in a home every year.
The City of Charlottetown offers water-saving solutions such as: clothes washer rebates, replacement toilet flappers, faucet aerators, low-flow showerheads and water conservation kits. For more information or tips on ways to save water, visit: www.BeWaterFriendly.com.
Each May, the Town of Stratford, in partnership with the Stratford Area Watershed Improvement Group, teaches water conservation and watershed education to Grade 5 students from multiple schools in the region. The town also supports the work of the watershed group, and in 2015 provided rebates to residents who upgraded their toilets to low-flow models.
The Town of Cornwall is offering replacement toilet flappers available for free, and, starting April 1, the town will be offering a toilet rebate for replacement of high-flush volume toilet.