Beginning February 18th, and until March 18th, Asheville residents can go to Fix-A-Leak Week.org and register for a FREE water conservation kit value at approximately $50. The conservation kit Giveaway is part of a local campaign to help increase public awareness and encourage water efficiency improvements in an effort to help preserve regional fresh water resources. Local businesses and non-profit organizations have pooled resources in a coordinated effort that utilizes the EPA’s national Fix a Leak Week and the international World Water Day awareness campaigns to help bring attention to regional water resource concerns.
The campaign entitled “Asheville Water Is Worth It 2013” was conceived by Chris Hanson, Supervisor of Plumbing Services and Water Efficiency at Warren Wilson College. Hanson is also spearheading coordination and implementation of the event. “We have brought together several community oriented local businesses and organizations that share a concern in regards to long term regional fresh water resource demands and have a strong desire to help raise public awareness to the situation” say’s Hanson.
In an effort to have an immediate impact on water efficiency in the region, the campaign is making available to Asheville residents, a water conservation kit that contains water efficiency products, educational literature, plumbing service discount certificates for local green plumbing companies and helpful information about water conservation. The kits will be distributed to participating locations throughout Asheville, and become available for consumers to pick-up during Fix a Leak Week 2013; March 18th-24th. Resident are encouraged to register online, in advance of the event to help ensure adequate distribution to Pick-Up locations. “We have received product donations enough to assemble approximately 400-500 of these kits, which is a lot, and it will be very helpful if we know where people prefer to pick one up. The last thing we want is for people that would like a kit, to have difficulty getting one.” say’s Hanson.
As part of the week long giveaway event there will be a day long event held at the new Wesley Grant Community Center in Asheville on March 22nd; World Water Day 2103. The community center was designed with some environmentally sustainable features that will be of interest to anyone that is interested in sustainable design, including water efficiency, green roof design, storm water management and several other features. Aside from what the attractions the building itself has to offer the community, Hanson indicates that the event, being held between 11:00AM and 6:30PM will provide opportunities to interact with local GreenPlumbers, businesses and organizations that will be available to offer advice, provide educational displays and hands on learning opportunities for adults and children.
If you think Asheville water is worth it, be sure to register and participate in this years Fix-A-Leak Week/World Water Day “Asheville Water Is Worth It 2013” Event.
For additional information or to register for the kit visit: Fix-A-Leak Week.org
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