Mayor’s 5k Walk

April 5, 2014
Join Mayor Oscar Trevino on a path to better health at the 4th annual Mayor’s 5K Walk on Saturday, April 5, 2014 starting in the parking lot of the NRH Centre, 6000 Hawk Ave. The walk will start at 9:00 a.m. with pre-walk fun and warm-up at 8:45 a.m. There is no fee to participate, but pre-registration is encouraged. Registration can be completed at the NRH Centre Guest Services desk or by calling 817-427-6600. T-shirts can be purchased for $10 beginning March 17 at the NRH Centre (while supplies last).

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Fix a Leak Week and GreenFest

33786233The City of Southlake will be participating in two events in March aimed at promoting water conservation and sustainability.

Fix a Leak Week

The first event is “Fix a Leak Week,” which will be observed March 17-23, 2014.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Water Sense are promoting this week-long event to raise awareness about water waste and what you can do to save water and save money!

Water leaks account for 1 trillion gallons of water waste each year. By checking places where leaks typically occur and simply being more aware of your water use, families can save thousands of gallons of water yearly. This in turn can save a family more than 10% on their water bills.

The premise is simple: Take 10 minutes. Check the faucets, toilets, dishwasher and other sources for potential leaks. Take the necessary steps to fix the leaks and help save 10,000 gallons of water in your home annually.

Here are a few helpful tips to get you started:

  • Check your meter:  Don’t flush the toilet, run the faucet, or use any water for two hours. Check the meter again. If the meter does not read the same, you probably have a leak.
  • Check your faucets: A leaky faucet that drips at the rate of one drip per second wastes more than 3,000 gallons in a year. Replace worn washers and gaskets.
  • In the bathroom: Check shower heads for age-related leaks. Look for decayed or broken “flappers” in toilets. Not sure what that is? It’s the rubber piece that opens up to let the water flow from the tank into the bowl when you pull down the toilet handle.

For additional tips, visit CityofSouthlake.com/FixALeakWeek. You may also stop by Town Hall that week and enjoy informational displays and handouts courtesy of Public Works.

Green Fest

The second event is Green Fest, which will be held on March 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Southlake Town Square.

Greenfest is Southlake’s point of connection to learn about the many ways to be better stewards of the earth’s resources. The event will feature exhibits, vendor booths, and entertainment aimed at promoting various ways residents can invest in a sustainable future.

Visit the Green Fest website to learn more and how you can get involved.

For any questions on either event, contact the Southlake Public Works Department at 817-748-8637.

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