Loveland, Ohio – Every day, one out of every ten homes nationwide wastes up to 90 gallons of water due to leaks. If your Loveland home has a leak, it can cost you nearly 10,000 gallons of water every year – which is the same as washing 300 loads of laundry. Fixing easily corrected leaks can save Loveland homeowners money on their water bills, prevent expensive water damage and conserve water.

>> Watch a public service announcement from PUCO ChairJenifer French

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), Ohio EPA and Ohio Department of Insurance (ODI) are promoting “Fix a Leak Week,” March 20–26, 2023. Fix a Leak Week is sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program as an annual reminder to check household plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems for leaks.

“Ohioans can save up to 10 percent on their water bills just by finding and fixing easily corrected leaks,” said PUCO Chair Jenifer French. “Taking a few minutes to review your water usage and identify leaks in your home has long-term benefits.”

“If you have a leak – fix it.  That’s what we tell community water systems to do to avoid wasting treated water before it reaches their customers,” Ohio EPA Director Anne M. Vogel said. “This is great at-home advice too. Repairing leaks makes good sense for the environment and your family finances.”

The Ohio Department of Insurance also reminds Ohioans that leaking or burst water fixtures and pipes can cause serious damage to a property and its contents. Repairs can be costly without enough insurance protection. Consumers should conduct a homeowners or renters insurance review with an insurance agent on the limits, provisions, exclusions, and endorsements that may apply to the terms of water loss coverage.

To help consumers here in Ohio and across the country save water and reduce water damage claims, it’s crucial to identify and repair dripping faucets, running toilets and leaky showerheads as quickly as possible. In most cases, fixture replacement parts pay for themselves quickly and can be installed by do-it-yourselfers, your favorite handy person or plumber. For simple tips on how to find and replace leaks, visit the EPA Fix a Leak website.

Introduced in 2006, WaterSense is a partnership program sponsored by the U.S. EPA that makes it easy for Americans to save water and protect the environment by identifying water-efficient products, services and homes. The WaterSense label can be found on toilets and bathroom faucets. Products that have earned the WaterSense label have been independently tested to meet water-efficiency specifications set by the U.S. EPA. Visit to find a WaterSense labeled product in your area. For more information on Fix a Leak Week, visit

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