Water Festival

Celebrate Fix a Leak Week with Virtual Water Festival Activities!

If you’ve enjoyed attending the post-race Water Festival at the Water Drop Dash races, then be sure to check out the resources in this year’s virtual water festival. Many of the Metro Water District’s utility partners are celebrating Fix a Leak Week in some really fun ways!

How-To Activities:

How to Change Your Toilet Flapper (Gwinnett County) – Toilet Flappers are a common source of household leaks. Once you’ve figured out your toilet is leaking, take the next step and replace your toilet flapper.

Use your water meter to identify leaks in your home (Cobb County Water System) – Ever wondered how to find and read your water meter? Cobb County Water System’s informative video shows you how to identify and read your water meter, and use it to detect leaks inside your home.

Take a DIY Household Water Assessment (Metro Water District) and find all the ways to conserve water in and around your home.

Educational Activities:

Visit a water treatment plant (DeKalb County). Take a virtual tour of Scott Candler Water Treatment Plant.

See the fantastic Fix a Leak Week display in Paulding County, with a working toilet! You can flush a toilet right in the lobby and see how the flapper works first-hand.

Learn all about fats, oils, and grease or F.O.G.s (DeKalb County) and how to properly dispose of them whether you’re at home, at work, or at school!

Keep wipes out of pipes (DeKalb County)! Watch this video and learn why you should avoid flushing wipes.

Get involved in promoting water quality by volunteering with Adopt-a-Stream (DeKalb County).

Family Fun Activities:

Play a game of Hide-N-Go-Seek Leaks (Cherokee County Water and Sewerage Authority) – Start a small leak at home and see who can find it first. Learn all about common household leaks and how to find them.

Do the 2 Minute Family Challenge (Cherokee County Water and Sewerage Authority) – Try different household items to stop and fix leaks. The person who loses the least amount of water in 2 minutes wins!

Travel to Sibley Pond at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (Cobb County Water System) on a virtual field trip. Learn all about Sibley Pond, from the various habitats surrounding the it, to the nooks and crannies underneath its waters.

Water Drop Dash Festival Swag

Did you receive some swag from the post-race Water Festival after the Water Drop Dash? Below, you’ll find some  resources on how to utilize some of the items you took home!

  • Leak Detection Kit – Use this test your toilets, faucets, and showerheads for leaks. Click the link for instructions and more information.
  • Aerators provided by the Metro Water District. Check out mydropcounts.org for more quick water conservation tips.
  • Rain Gauge provided by the Metro Water District. Use this item to measure rainfall in your yard to help you decide if you need irrigate or not.
  • F.O.G. Ice Cream Scoops provided by the Metro Water District. Did you know that dairy is also a fat and shouldn’t be put down the drain? Learn more about F.O.G.s.
  • Garden Hose Sprayer and Black-Eyed Susans (seeds) provided by the Metro Water District. Learn more about water-wise landscaping and drought-tolerant, native plants.