Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, February 11, 2014 01:00 am
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New Jersey American Water has launched a social media contest to encourage customers to check their homes for leaks and get them fixed.
The “Pint-Sized Plumbers” program is designed to get the whole family involved in addressing a problem that nationally results in the loss of an estimated one trillion gallons of water every year. Through the program, New Jersey American Water will give homeowners a chance to win one of several prizes, including a high-efficiency washing machine, for their efforts.
“We spend millions of dollars in treating water, as well in replacing and maintaining our aging water infrastructure in order to get that water to our customers’ homes,” said William Varley, president of New Jersey American Water, the state’s largest investor-owned water utility. “We want our customers to take a look at their home’s water infrastructure to cut back on the waste. On top of that, fixing easily corrected household water leaks can save homeowners on their water bills.”
To enter, download a free leak detection kit from www.amwater.com/Customer-Service/Wise-Water-Use/ or through the contest on the New Jersey American Water’s Facebook page at http://bit.ly/1avkEkm. Customers will then use the kit to inspect their home for leaks, and fix them. They will take pictures of their family members helping with the inspecting and fixing and post their favorite photo on the Pint-Sized Plumber tab on the company’s Facebook page.
Pint-Sized Plumbers runs through the Environmental Protection Agency’s annual Fix-a-Leak Week March 17-23, when the winners, selected by a panel of water professionals, will be announced.