Fix a Leak Week

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Santa Fe Irrigation District and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) want to reduce water-wasting household leaks. We think fixing leaks is so crucial to water conservation, we've dedicated a whole week to it! Now is always the perfect time for our community to do its part in conserving water.

According to the EPA, household leaks can waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water annually nationwide. That's equal to the annual household water use of more than 11 million homes. The most common leaks in the home include worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, refrigerator ice-making units, and other leaking valves.

Get Involved

While the District is committed to helping our customers use water more efficiently through education and incentive programs, we also rely heavily on residents in our community to protect our water supply for future generations. There are several changes you can make to your everyday life that will contribute to our water efficiency goals. Here are some ways to get involved in Fix a Leak Week: 

Sign up for MyWater Portal:

The districts automated metering infrastructure provides access to timely and accurate information about water consumption. Utilizing the portal is the best tool to track usage, sign up for alerts, and even help find leaks!

Request Free Dye Test:

In honor of our Fix-A-Leak Week Celebration, District staff will deliver a FREE Dye test and Toilet Flapper right to your door so that you can start identifying and repairing leaks in your own home. Call 858-227-5749 or email to schedule your free delivery!

Take the 10-Minute Challenge:

In just 10 minutes, you can check your house for easy-to-fix leaks. Set a timer and for 10 minutes, walk around your home and start searching. Check out the checklists below that will help with your efforts! 

Residential Leak Checklist (PDF)

Business/Commercial Checklist (PDF)

EPA fix a leak week fact sheet
Fix a Leak Week Twitter Party

Why Leaks Matter

10% of homes in the US have leaks that waste about 90 gallons of water per day. In fact, on average, 13% of annual indoor residential water usage is attributed to leaks.  Be better than a statistic. Take control of your leaks and save valuable water for our community and cash on your utility bills. By fixing leaks, together we could save up to one trillions gallons annually. When we all do our part to conserve water, everybody wins! 

What can you do? Check for leaks and fix them! Here's a few resources to help you learn how to identify and fix leaks: 

  • EPA Fix a Leak Website
  • WaterSense for Kids!
  • Setup Alerts with SFID's MyWater portal
  • If you have pesky leaks you cant fix, sometimes its easier to replace the whole fixture.  Check out available rebates to select new and efficient toilets, showerheads, and clothes washers for your home. 
  • DIY plumbing repair can often be fun and easy, but things don't always go according to plan. If you ever feel uncertain about how to proceed with your own plumbing repair project or if you are unable to identify the source of the problem, it's best to call a licensed plumber.