Save Water and Money on New Homes in Chicago with Fix a Leak Week

March 12, 2012

EPA Water SenseOver 1 trillion gallons of water are wasted every year because of leaky pipes, toilets, showerheads and other leaky household plumbing in the U.S., according to the EPA. These leaks not only devastate a precious natural resource, but they can really add up on our water bills. But the good news is that most leaks are easy and inexpensive to fix. Fix a Leak Week, March 12-18, the EPA’s WaterSense program educates and encourages Americans on fixing leaks around the home, to save water and to save money.

It is estimated that the average American home leaks over 10,000 gallons of water per year, the equivalent of washing 280 loads of laundry, taking more than 600 showers or meeting the average family’s water needs for an entire month.

WaterSense says check, twist and replace to find and fix leaks. Check for leaks, twist and tighten pipe connections and replace fixtures when necessary. When replacing plumbing fixtures, be sure to choose those with the WaterSense label, which use 20 percent less water.

Delta Faucet Company, the WaterSense Maufacturer Partner of the Year, along with the EPA, GreenPlumbers USA, United Way, Ronald McDonald House, and local water utilities and governments across the nation, will fix leaks in more than 1,000 low-income households and community facilities in cities throughout the U.S., including homes in Chicago, saving millions of gallons of water this year alone.

Get more information about Fix a Leak Week or how you can protect our nation’s water supply at


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Mitch Levinson is the author of “Internet Marketing: The Key to Increased New Home Sales” published by BuilderBooks. He is an Internet marketing expert with expertise in search engine optimization, website development, email marketing, social media and CRM consulting services. He is known for creating effective programs that can be tracked through analytics to prove effectiveness and ROI. Mitch is founder and president of MLC New Home Marketing and MLC FlatFee Realty, as well as managing partner of mRELEVANCE, LLC, a Marketing, Communication, Interactive agency with offices in Chicago and Atlanta. He currently leads the Chicago team. A Multi-Million Dollar Sales Producer who earned an MBA in Computer Information Systems and eCommerce, he brings a unique perspective and experience to the field of real estate communications. Mitch combines the two interests in order to help home builders and developers gain a competitive advantage through the Internet and technology. When he isn’t behind a computer, he enjoys participating in sports and coaching his kids’ teams. Mitch resides in Arlington Heights, Ill., a northwest suburb of Chicago, with his family, which includes two rambunctious labs. Visit my Google+ profile.

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