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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, March 12, 2012

Stop leaks and save money

As part of national Fix a Leak Week, March 12-18, Cascade Water Alliance and the City of Bellevue will send toilet leak detection kits to Bellevue homeowners.

"Fixing a leaking toilet is easy, quick and inexpensive," according to Dr. Don Davidson, Cascade Board member and Bellevue City Councilmember. "Cascade and the City of Bellevue will send leak detection dye to Bellevue homes to help residents eliminate waste. Finding and fixing leaking toilets is a great way to conserve our valuable water resources."

The average American home may waste more than 10,000 gallons of water every year due to running toilets, dripping faucets and other household leaks, which can significantly raise a homeowner's water and wastewater bills. One of the most common types of leaks, a leaking toilet, can waste up to 200 gallons of water a day. This is a type of leak that can usually be easily fixed, and finding the leak is the first step in fixing the problem. 

The Toilet Leak Detection mailers include dye strips and simple instructions to check the toilet for leaks. More information on detecting a leaking toilet and other conservation programs can be found at Cascade Water Alliance. Cascade Water Alliance is a nonprofit corporation comprised of eight municipalities and water districts, including the City of Bellevue.

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