Activities and Games

Are you a Leak Detective?

Kids can play an important role in stopping leaks at home and school by becoming junior leak detectives. Even though fixing leaky faucets, showers or toilets should be left to grown-ups, kids can help find the leaks in the first place:

  1. Check faucets or showers to see if they drip when they are off. If they do, be sure to tell an adult. A leaky faucet or shower can waste hundreds of gallons of water a month, so finding leaks and fixing them is very important.
  2. Get an adult to help you test your toilet for leaks. It will take about 10 minutes, and when fixed, could help your family save hundreds of gallons of water a month!

If you know a junior leak detective - put them on the case! Together, you can explore additional ways to use water efficiently indoors and out.