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Water leaks in pipes and fixtures often go undetected for months because they are undetectable by sight alone—especially if underground or within walls. But new technology allows leaks to be identified using another method: acoustic leak-detection noise loggers. On average, 10% of homes have water leaks that can account for up to 10% of their water bill. If we can eliminate the water wasted by household leaks alone, we can save one trillion gallons of water each year!
Talking to residents and members of the community about the Walnut Creek Saves program is an easy and fun way to get the word out and sign people up for consultations. However, with the limited amount of time we have to explain everything, some of it gets lost. In this article, Natalie Ahearn will explain some of those points that don’t get fully explained at our booths.
The short answer is energy, water, and money! Walnut Creek Saves was created through a collaboration between the City of Walnut Creek and the private company WattzOn. After realizing that 18% of greenhouse emissions in Walnut Creek were due to the residents, the City of Walnut Creek set out to adopt a residential energy efficiency program and tackle the excess residential energy and water usage.