Getting a “Round Tuit” – Celebrating Fix a Leak Week

Monday, March 18, 2019

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When I was a child, wooden commemorative coins about the size of a half-dollar were all the rage. It seemed like every organization handed them out or sold them as memorabilia for their special events. Advertisers took note and began offering them to potential customers as well.

My father received one of these coins from a commercial vendor and it perplexed me. The coin read “round tuit” and had the advertiser’s logo on it. Being so different from other wooden coins I had seen, I asked my father what it meant. He explained it was the company’s clever way of using wordplay for advertising. The vendor engaged him in a conversation where he admitted he didn’t always have time to get his “honey-do” list done. At that point the rep handed him one of the coins and told my father to tell my mom he was “getting around to it.” Cute.

So, what does that have to do with Fix a Week Leak? Well, in the busyness of our everyday lives, our own “honey do” list may seem to get longer and longer. For myself, this list included a barely perceptible drip from my bathroom faucet. So, in honor of “Fix a Leak Week”, I’m used the coined wisdom of that “round tuit” to fix my leak by simply changing the clogged aerator.

If you haven’t checked around your home for leaks in a while, “Fix a Leak Week” is the perfect opportunity to move that task to the top of your to-do list. All that dripping does add up. The EPA’s Water Sense program estimates that household leaks can waste nearly 1 trillion gallons of water annually nationwide! Wow!

Want to know more? Visit the EPA’s WaterSense Program “Fix a Leak Week” webpage for a wealth of information on how to check leaks both inside and outside your home. With their helpful hints, you will be able to discover household leaks in just a few minutes. Simply follow their “10 minute Water Sense Challenge to Detect and Chase Down Leaks” and you’ll be well on your way to saving water as well as money! Once its done, you can commemorate finally getting around to it.

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