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Fix a leak week

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Wausau (WAOW)-- This week is "Fix a Leak Week."  Did you know that more than 1 trillion gallons of water leak from U.S. homes each year?

In conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Northern Wisconsin encourages homeowners to use its online drip calculator.

Based on the number of drips per minute, the online drip calculator immediately calculates the amount of water wasted daily, monthly and yearly.  The results are staggering!

According to the EPA WaterSense website, the Average American home can waste more than 10,000 gallons of water in a year because of running toilets, dripping faucets and other household leaks.

Fred Hegemen of Mr.. Rooter Plumbing of Northern Wisconsin says that, "fixing leaky faucets does more than just save water. It also saves homeowners money by lowering their water bills, which can really make a difference in this economy."

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