Fix a Leak Family 5K
Fix A Leak Family 5K is a fun family event at the end of Fix-A-Leak Week, a national Environmental Protection Agency campaign. The event focuses on tackling water leaks in your home and other water conservation tips, resources, and rebates. Typically this event has been help during Fix a Leak Week, but recently it has been moved to coincide with the Rivanna Riverfest.
Fix a Leak Week
To help save water for future generations, we are asking consumers to check, twist, and replace:
- Check for leaks. Look for dripping faucets, showerheads, sprinklers, and other fixtures. Also check for toilets with silent leaks by putting a few drops of food coloring or use a dye tab from the free conservation kits offered at the Utility Billing Office into the tank, waiting 10 minutes, and seeing if color appears in the bowl before you flush. Don’t forget to check irrigation systems and spigots too.
- Twist and tighten hose and pipe connections. To save water without a noticeable difference in flow in your bathroom, twist on a WaterSense labeled faucet aerator.
- Replace the fixture if necessary. Look for WaterSense labeled models. These models are independently certified to use 20 percent less water and perform as well as or better than standard models. WaterSense showerheads and faucet aerators are available for free for City residents at the Utility Billing Office in City Hall.
- For more information on how to find and fix leaks CLICK HERE.
FIX A LEAK FAMILY 5K
This year's Fix a Leak Family 5K will be a little different that previous years! It will be held on May 11th during the Rivanna Riverfest and it will be a park to park race from Riverview Park to Darden Towe Park! Stay tuned for more information about the race, course, registration, and all the fun activities happening this day!
Past Fix a Leak Family 5K Events
2018: March 17th at Pen Park
For 2018 Race Results: Click Here
For 2018 Event Photos: Click Here
For 2018 Runner Photos: Click Here
2017: March 26th at Pen Park
For 2017 Race Results- CLICK HERE
For 2017 Race Photos- CLICK HERE
2016: March 20th - Cancelled due to weather
2015: March 22nd at Pen Park
2015 Race Winners:
First Place Male: Michael Silvay- 20:39
First Place Female: Emily Elias- 24:45
First Place Youth Male: Matthew Thompson- 33:05
First Place Youth Female: Mia Tyree- 39:39
Full Race Results
For more 2015 Fix A Leak Family 5K race photos, got to our Water Conservation Facebook Page
2014: in March at Pen Park
2013: in March at Pen Park
Direct Link to Page: www.charlottesville.org/fixaleak
Pictures from Past Fix a Leak Events