In disadvantaged and small communities with older homes and aging water infrastructure, home plumbing and distribution system leaks are very common. These water leaks contribute to water and energy waste as well as public health concerns. Water system and in-home plumbing leaks are costly for residents and community water suppliers.
Water leaks can increase water bills and allow unsafe bacteria and contaminants to enter water due to back-flow. Water leaks and backflow (the undesired flow of water in the reverse direction) can have serious health risks. They can also be costly: leaks and back-flow can cause damage to your home and increase your utility bills. Disadvantaged communities are often disproportionately impacted by the health risks and economic costs of water leaks.
Water leaks within the home and through the community may also impact overall water affordability, the cost associated with water delivery to community residents, due to energy and water waste within the system. Repairing water has many benefits for the resident, community, and water supplier. Water leaks are a financial burden for the resident, can contribute to water quality concerns, and are an energy burden for water suppliers.
Join us on March 18 at noon for webinar where Wayne Metro Community Action Agency will share success stories and lessons learned from their water conservation and access repair programs in disadvantaged communities.