Fix a Leak Week

Hendersonville Water and Sewer Promotes “Fix a Leak Week” March 18th-24th, 2024

Did you know that across the country, nearly 1 trillion gallons of water is wasted from household leaks each year?  

Sponsored by EPA’s WaterSense® program, Fix a Leak Week is an annual event that promotes water conservation by supporting utility customers as they chase down and repair leaks in their homes.  

“Small drips from faucets and often-overlooked toilet tank leaks can add up quickly. Leaks can account for nearly 10,000 gallons of water in the average U.S. household each year. We are encouraging our customers to proactively detect and repair leaks during Fix a Leak Week. Most common household leaks are easily detectable and correctable, which not only makes you a more environmentally conscious consumer, but also reduces your monthly bill.” said Adam Steurer, Utilities Director for the City of Hendersonville. “As stewards of our community’s water resources we work every day to reduce leaks and improve efficiencies throughout our water system by investing millions into our +680 miles of pipes each year.”

To help save water for future generations, Hendersonville Water and Sewer is asking consumers to check, twist, and replace: 

  • Check for leaks. Look for dripping faucets, showerheads, sprinklers, and other fixtures. Also check for toilets with silent leaks by putting a few drops of food coloring into the tank, waiting 10 minutes, and seeing if color appears in the bowl before you flush. Toilet tank dye tablets can be picked up at City Hall or City Operations during regular business hours to help you ID leaks! Don’t forget to check irrigation systems and spigots, too. 
  • Twist and tighten hose and pipe connections. To save water without a noticeable difference in flow in your bathroom, twist on a WaterSense labeled faucet aerator.  
  • Replace the fixture if necessary. Look for WaterSense labeled models, which are independently certified to use 20 percent less water and perform as well as or better than standard models. 

This year Hendersonville Water & Sewer is encouraging residents to participate in "Fix a Leak Week" themed events:

We also encourage our customers to take advantage of AquaHawk Alerting, a free service that allows you to monitor your water usage and receive alerts when your usage indicates a leak. These notifications can help you save money on your water bill and can help prevent property damage. Note: It is important that you keep your contact information up-to-date to receive these notifications. Contact the Customer Service Department at (828) 697-3052 to verify. Register for AquaHawk at 

In many cases, fixture replacement parts pay for themselves quickly and can be installed by handy “do-it-yourselfers" or local plumbing professionals. Irrigation professionals certified through a WaterSense labeled program can also check your systems for leaks. Visit to find WaterSense labeled products or an auditor in your area.  

For more information on Fix a Leak Week, visit  

WaterSense, a partnership program sponsored by EPA, seeks to protect the future of our nation's water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products, new homes, and services. Since the program's inception in 2006, WaterSense has helped consumers save trillions of gallons of water and billions in water and energy bills. For more information, visit