Fix a Leak Week

Hendersonville Water and Sewer Promotes “Fix a Leak Week” March 20th-24th, 2023 

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.  

Leaks can account for nearly 10,000 gallons of water in an average home every year—the amount of water it takes to wash 300 loads of laundry,” said Lee Smith, Utilities Director for the City of Hendersonville. “As a WaterSense partner, we are encouraging consumers to find and fix leaks to save water in our community.” He explained fixing leaks can also save customers money on their water bills. 

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 rewarding customers for looking for leaks by handing out a free Hendersonville Water and Sewer water bottle! For details, please visit 

To redeem, simply email a photo of you checking/fixing a leak by 5 pm on March 24th to with the subject line FALW23. You will be able to collect your bottle at City Operations at 305 Williams Street the following week Monday, March 27 - Friday, March 31. 

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