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Are you a leak detective? Ways to get kids involved in detecting household leaks

Fixing leaky faucets or toilets should be left to grown-ups, but kids can play an important role in helping to put a stop to leaks at home and school by becoming junior leak detectives. Here’s two ways to get you started:

  1. Check faucets or showers to see if they drip when they are off. If they do, be sure to tell an adult. A leaky faucet or shower can waste hundreds of gallons of water a month, so finding leaks and fixing them is very important.
  2. Get an adult to help you test your toilet for leaks. It will take about 10 minutes, and when fixed, could help your family save hundreds of gallons of water a month!

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