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Sunny skies in South Sacramento

Sunny skies in South Sacramento

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"Fix A Leak Week" aims at stopping drips

"Fix A Leak Week" aims at stopping drips

SACRAMENTO, CA – California American Water has partnered with the Environmental Protection Agency to promote its annual “Fix a Leak Week,” which runs from March 14-20.

The campaign, part of the EPA’s WaterSense program, is designed to raise awareness about small leaks and other water waste that may be occurring within our homes. Although a leaky faucet or garden hose may seem like a small problem to the individual homeowner, in aggregate these seemingly minor leaks add up to a colossal amount of wasted water when considering there are more than 110 million households in the United States.

The EPA estimates that more than a trillion gallons of water are lost annually nationwide through leaks occurring within our homes, with average residence losing 11,000 gallons a year this way. However, through the “Fix a Leak Week” campaign in partnership with local water purveyors like California American Water, we are hoping to significantly reduce that number.

Florin High School to hold E-waste collection March 19

Florin High School to hold E-waste collection March 19

On Saturday, March 19, Florin High School will hold an E-Waste Collection fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the library on campus, located at 7956 Cottonwood Lane in Sacramento.

Electronic equipment, including televisions, monitors, cell phones, etc., will be accepted. Appliances, such as refrigerators, stoves and microwaves, will NOT be accepted.