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2009-06-03 10:00:00

No dig alternative to traditional leak repair conserves water and dollars SAN DIEGO/>, June 3/> /PRNewswire/ -- It is estimated that 30% of all pools have a leak. The water wasted from leaks is going to become more costly as water prices rise due to water shortages. People are slow to rectify their leak problems since most repairs are costly and invasive. That's all about to change. The Nu Flow Companies declare the imminent distribution of Pipes Down Under, a patented pool pipe...

2009-03-31 09:19:00

HOLLY, Mich., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Oil stains in the driveway and on the garage floor usually mean big repair bills. Most engine oil leaks come from the vehicle's rear main seal, and replacing it professionally can cost up to $900. But now there's a much more cost-effective solution: Bar's Leaks(R) Rear Main Seal Repair is the first off-the-shelf solution to stop most common oil leak problems. "Everyone knows that times are tough right now," explains Jim Moffitt, vice president of sales...

2009-03-17 11:34:00

Cities Officially Proclaim Week to Promote Water Efficiency PACIFIC GROVE, Calif., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Monterey Peninsula cities of Monterey, Pacific Grove and Seaside will proclaim March 16-20, "Fix A Leak Week," to remind residents to check household plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems for leaks. Because minor water leaks account for more than one trillion gallons of wasted water each year in U.S. homes, the Environmental Protection Agency launched "Fix A Leak Week" in...

2009-03-13 08:31:00

HERSHEY, Pa., March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Because minor water leaks account for more than one trillion gallons of water wasted each year in U.S. homes, the Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense has declared March 16-20, as the first "Fix a Leak Week." Pennsylvania American Water is partnering in the inaugural event to remind Pennsylvania residents to check household plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems for leaks. "Leaks can account for 11,000 gallons of water wasted in the home...

2009-03-11 11:13:00

WASHINGTON, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors --- National Association (PHCC) is encouraging members and homeowners to participate in "Fix a Leak Week," a first-time effort of the EPA's WaterSense Program that will encourage Americans to improve the water efficiency of their homes by checking for and fixing leaks. "We have urged our members across the country to take part in this very worthwhile event," said PHCC President Joe Schmitt, owner of Joe...

2009-03-10 17:41:00

AAW Conservation Team Encourages Customers to Improve Water Efficiency PHOENIX, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Because minor water leaks account for more than one trillion gallons of water wasted each year in U.S. homes, EPA's WaterSense program has declared March 16 to 20, 2009, the program's first "Fix a Leak Week" to remind Americans to check household plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems for leaks. "Leaks can account for 11,000 gallons of water wasted in the home every year, or enough to...

2009-02-22 13:35:57

A gas leak at a Harry Potter ride at Universal Studios' Islands of Adventure prompted a partial evacuation of the Florida theme park, a spokesman says. Universal spokesman Tom Schroder said Saturday's gas leak occurred at the construction site for the theme park's forthcoming Wizarding World of Harry Potter ride, based on the popular Harry Potter book and movie series, the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel reported. The leak, which reportedly was caused by construction activities, forced park officials...

2008-10-22 15:00:18

A gold mine in the Swedish province of Vasterbotten has leaked nearly 15 gallons of arsenic into a fresh water depository, an environmental official says. Robert Erixon, a Vasterbotten county board environmental protection official, said Dragon Mining has until Nov. 14 to create an acceptable plan to deal with the arsenic leak, The Local, a Stockholm newspaper, reported Wednesday. "We take this matter very seriously," Erixon said of the leak, which exceeded current environmental...

2008-10-13 09:00:37

The Associated Press PETROLIA, Pa. About 2,500 people who fled when a corrosive liquid overflowed from a tank at a chemical plant and evaporated were allowed to return home Sunday after authorities determined that no toxins remained in the air. A material called oleum, similar to sulfuric acid, leaked from a tank at the Indspec Chemical Corp. plant Saturday and evaporated into a toxic cloud, plant manager Dave Dorko said. All 30 employees of the plant in Petrolia, about 40 miles...

2008-10-01 06:00:35

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- With the price at the pump on the rise, it may be difficult to imagine a tank that can actually help you save. Well, think toilet tank. When compared to all the other uses of water in the home, a leaky toilet can be a major culprit, wasting hundreds of gallons of water a day if not functioning properly. Depending on the severity of the leak and water rates in the area, a leaky toilet can add $100 or more per year onto a homeowner's water...