Lions Club, City Check for Water Leaks

Redding Water Utility employees will team with youth members of the Nor Cal Leos
Club on today and Saturday (March 19 and 20) to check for leaks in homeowners’ water systems by
examining water meters.
Three teams will contact homeowners in a portion of the Starview Estates neighborhood,
asking if they would like the youths to perform the free non-invasive check. The
procedure simply involves the homeowner turning off all faucets and water-using
appliances, and the volunteers checking the meter to ensure it is stopped. If it is
registering a flow, it means a leak exists in an area such as irrigation lines or a toilet.
More than 300 households received fliers last weekend notifying residents of the free
check, which will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Utility workers will be present with each
youth team to assist in opening meter box lids and checking the meters.
The Nor Cal Leos Club is a youth organization of the International Lions Club and is
sponsored by the Enterprise Lions Club. The project is a community service effort in
coordination with the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s Watersense Program
and “National Fix a Leak Week” March 15-21. Members of the Leos Club are high-
school age and older.
For more information on the leak detection project, contact Redding Municipal Utilities
Department at 225-6068.

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2 Responses

  1. Avatar Frank S. says:

    Sounds like a great and worthy program that turned out successfully. The students will be our future business leaders.

    Frank Strazzarino

    Chamber of Commerce

  2. Avatar The Owner Builder says:

    The project will end with some interesting stats. To keep up with the Leos, check out their web page on DoSomething.org here. http://www.dosomething.org/project/residential-wa

    It's a pleasure to work with teens who desire to make a difference. This community service project is one that can possibly replicate anywhere in the United States. And with the backing of monster web sites, corporate sponsors, dignitaries, and local utilities, who knows what substantial progress we can make for water conservation. Enterprise Lion, Ken Swanson