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For Immediate Release:


Friday, June 1, 2007


Goodyear Takes Proactive Approach on Water Conservation







(GOODYEAR, AZ) - To make sure the City is not wasting water, the Goodyear Water Resources Department has contracted with Home Depot Supply Waterworks (HD Supply) to perform a leak detection survey of City-owned water mains and service connections in the City's water service area south of I-10.

The City is taking a proactive approach to conserving water by identifying and making repairs to undetected leaks and by ensuring the water delivery system provides reliable, safe drinking water in an efficient and cost effective manner. The survey will also make sure there are no leaks in our landscape watering system in City rights-of-way and in our parks.

Technicians from HD Supply are able to perform their work with no service interruption and do not need to access residents' homes. The survey will be conducted June 4 through August 15, 2007 and will incorporate all 250 miles of existing water mains in the Goodyear service area. On average, six miles per day can be covered in the survey.


In addition to checking the majority of the 5,890 water valves in the City, HD Supply will also survey all 2,273 fire hydrant connections. The technicians will be able to calculate the gpm (gallons per minute) of water loss, enabling the Water Distribution Repair Crew to prioritize leaks depending on the severity.


In addition to the leak detection survey, Goodyear's Water Resources Department is offering its water customers a free Leak Detection Kit in an effort to promote water conservation.


A leak detection kit includes items to help residents determine if they have any water leaks at home. The kit includes color drops for toilets, a flow meter bag that fits over your showerhead to measure the water flow, a drip gauge to help you determine how many gallons per day of water is wasted because of leaks, a unique ruler that illustrates how much water your toilet uses per flush, and a guide to making your home "water tight" and "waste free."


The City has a limited supply, so they will be distributed on a first come, first served basis by calling 623-932-3010. Water Resources personnel will deliver the kits.


More information is available by calling Water Operations Superintendent Jerry Postema at 623-932-3010.



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City of Goodyear • 190 N. Litchfield Road • Goodyear AZ 85338 • Phone 623-932-3910 • Toll-Free 1-800-872-1749