NORWALK, CT – HomeServe USA (HomeServe), a leading provider of home emergency repair solutions and its subsidiary Utility Service Partners (USP), the administrator of the National League of Cities Service Line Warranty Program, today announced support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 9th Annual Fix a Leak Week. Observed from Monday, March 20th through Sunday, March 26th, the EPA WaterSense® Program promotes the week to create awareness around the issue of leaks in household plumbing and water systems, which can contribute to significant water loss, and the simple changes homeowners can make to address leaks and limit waste.
According to WaterSense, minor water leaks in U.S. homes account for more than 1 trillion gallons of water wasted every year. To equip homeowners with a better awareness of the issue and tips to fix leaks, WaterSense promotes Fix a Leak Week annually during the third week of March. The program informs Americans how to investigate potential water leaks in their home, by examining their utility bills and reading their water meter, among other methods. Fix a Leak Week materials also provide consumer tips on how to make simple changes to reduce their water waste, including replacing worn toilet flappers, repairing dripping faucets and leaking showerheads, helping homeowners significantly minimize the impact of leaks.
“Water loss is a critical issue that requires our attention and action. As industry leaders, it’s important for HomeServe and organizations like WaterSense to share these simple, straightforward tips consumers can implement to quickly and easily reduce water waste,” said Tom Rusin, CEO of HomeServe USA. “Most people are unaware of how much water is lost from something as simple as a leaky faucet or running toilet, and so education can make a big difference for water conservation. We are proud to be an ally in helping further consumer awareness and understanding of this issue during Fix a Leak Week.”
Through the service line repair programs HomeServe and USP provide, in conjunction with municipalities and utilities around the country, tens of thousands of homeowners each year have been able to quickly and efficiently repair leaking water service lines – a significant source of lost water – without worrying about the cost and challenge of managing this type of repair.
Beyond this, HomeServe and USP have also served as an information resource for homeowners and utilities alike. The Company has shared useful water saving tips to improve efficiency in household water consumptions, such as installing low-flow fixtures and aerators on faucets, displacing water in toilet tanks, fixing leaks, and more. In 2016, HomeServe published “What Lies Beneath the Surface,” a white paper offering solutions for utilities to address the challenges created by non-revenue water (NRW), which refers to the water that is lost along the way as utilities deliver water to their customers’ homes, often due to leakage or wastage.
HomeServe USA Corp (HomeServe) is a leading provider of home repair solutions serving over 2.8 million customers across the US and Canada under the HomeServe, Home Emergency Insurance Solutions, Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA) and Service Line Warranties of Canada (SLWC) names. Since 2003, HomeServe has been protecting homeowners against the expense and inconvenience of water, sewer, electrical, HVAC and other home repair emergencies by providing affordable repair coverage and quality local service. As an A+ rated Better Business Bureau Accredited Business, HomeServe is dedicated to being a customer-focused company supplying best-in-class repair plans and other services to consumers directly and through over 400 leading municipal, utility and association partners. For more information about HomeServe, a 2016 Connecticut Top Workplace winner and recipient of seventeen 2017 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, please go to www.homeserveusa.com. For information on SLWA visit www.slwofa.com and for SLWC visit www.slwofc.ca. To connect with HomeServe on Twitter and Facebook, please visit www.twitter.com/homeserveusa and www.facebook.com/HomeServeUSA.