Minor Plumbing Repairs Program garners national attention for Dallas

March 15-21 marks the EPA’s second annual Fix a Leak Week. Dallas Water Utilities is in the spotlight for submitting the winning idea to promote its Minor Plumbing Repairs Program, which offers plumbing repairs for low to moderate income families.

Program director Carole Davis organized an all-out blitz to wipe out the waiting list of 109 families in need of leak repairs this week. She’s got five crews of two to three plumbers each, and when the backlog is cleared, they will have saved 2.3 million gallons of water.

“We fixed a bathtub leak for a woman yesterday that will save her $600 per year on her water bill,” says Davis. “Fixing leaks saves money. It’s also a small thing you can do around the house to save water now and for future generations.”

Families that wish to get on list should call Minor Plumbing Repairs at 214-671-8083 for more information. In order to qualify, you must be a DWU customer, own and reside in the home and meet HUD income guidelines based on family size.

“Our customers are extremely excited to get their leaks fixed. Even if you don’t have any leaks in your house, reach out and help someone who does,” urges Davis.

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