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EPA WaterSenseAs usual we talked about EPA WaterSense and the 2014 March Fix A Leak Week Campaign!

This year's theme was 'Chasing Leaks!'

The Golden Plunger Relay Race Award goes to Fix A Leak Week Arizona!!

And the 'runner' up was Virginia Mason Medical Center, an award-winning, nonprofit health care organization offering a network of primary and specialty clinics around Seattle. They will receive a Silver Plunger!

And kudos to the 30+ 'also rans' who chased leaks from one side of the US to the other! Well done!

If 1 out of 100 American homes switched to water efficient fixtures, we could save over
100 million electricity kWh per year — eliminating 80,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
Or the equivalent to removing nearly 15,000 automobiles from the road for one year!

This year, we chased down leaks! Household leaks can waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water annually nationwide, so we hunted down the drips during Fix a Leak Week (March 17-23). We raced over to our plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems, fixed the leaks, and saved valuable water, energy and money.

golden plungerTo celebrate FALW, we promoted
The Golden Plunger Relay Race.

In a twist on the traditional road race this passing of the plunger took place online via Twitter. Teams of Tweeters were on their starting blocks at 9am on March 17 set to grab the ceremonial plunger and run for water across the Twittersphere!

Each morning WasteWater Education posted an EPA WaterSense fact on Twitter to draw attention to the personal, environmental and financial cost of poor water use practices - such as letting faucets, toilets and outdoor sprinklers leak away expensive treated drinking water.

At the end of FALW the Team with the highest number of ReTweets, the greatest distance covered, and the most original screenshot of where the Golden Plunger has been sighted received an actual, spectacularly decorated, no expense spared fake gold plunger to display with pride!

Long live the Golden Plunger! We'll be back chasing leaks from one side of the country to the other in 2015!

Nationwide, more than 1 trillion gallons of water leak from U.S. homes each year. That's why WaterSense reminds Americans to check their plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems each year during Fix a Leak Week.
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placing a septic tankMichigan DEQ has approved 12, One Hour Continuing Septage Education Credit classes which may be taken via our real time, interactive distance learning classroom.
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The Case For Affordable Wastewater Management Districts And Loan Programs: 2 Exemplary Case Studies. (more....)

Both sessions were recorded and can be accessed here.
Session One
Sara Heger. Extension Engineer Specialist University of Minnesota. Water Resource Center. Onsite Sewage Treatment Program.
Otter Tail Water Management District - An exemplary program of affordable, responsible, individual wastewater system ownership and management.
and: Session Two
Terry Hull, Manager, Hood Canal Septic Loan Program. Enterprise Cascadia. Cascadia Septic Loan Program - Now Craft3

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