CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA –  As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ongoing “We’re for Water” and “Fix A Leak Week” campaigns, The City of Charlottesville is encouraging residents to find and fix leaks at home by holding the annual Fix A Leak Family 5K at 10:00 am on March 20th at Pen Park.

The Fix a Leak Family 5K is a family friendly event.  Participants will chase a running toilet (literally) through the Pen Park natural trail and along the Rivanna River. During and after the race, there will be music, family activities, awards, as well as water conservation tips for all in attendance.

Registration is open now! It is just $10 for City residents and $15 for non-City residents.  Everyone who registers will receive a Fix a Leak 5K race t-shirt. You can register now at

Sponsored by EPA’s WaterSense® program, the event will inform the public on how to identify and fix leaks. By making fixes, Americans put a stop to the more than 1 trillion gallons of water being wasted from household leaks each year.

To help save water for future generations, the City of Charlottesville is asking consumers to check, twist, and replace: 

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