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Artesian Water Promotes EPA's "Fix a Leak Week" March 16 through 22, 2015

NEWARK, Del., March 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Artesian Resources, (Nasdaq:ARTNA) a leading provider of water, wastewater services and related services on the Delmarva Peninsula, is promoting the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) "Fix a Leak Week," a national endeavor to spread awareness of water conservation. As part of the EPA's ongoing We're for Water campaign, this year's Fix a Leak Week encourages Americans to help put a stop to the more than 1 trillion gallons of water wasted from household leaks each year.



Sponsored by EPA's WaterSense® program, Fix a Leak Week is March 16 through 22, 2015. In support of We're for Water, Artesian is encouraging its customers to find and fix residential leaks.

"Leaks can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water in an average home every year—the amount of water it takes to wash 270 loads of laundry," said Joanne Rufft, Director of Community Relations and Environmental Initiatives. "As a WaterSense partner, we are encouraging consumers to find and fix leaks to save water in our community."

To help save water for future generations, Artesian is 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 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, which are independently certified to use 20 percent less water and perform as well as or better than standard models.

In many cases, fixture replacement parts pay for themselves quickly and can be installed by handy do-it-yourselfers or local plumbing professionals. Irrigation professionals certified through a WaterSense labeled program can also check your systems for leaks. To find WaterSense labeled products or an auditor in your area, visit www.epa.gov/watersense. For more information on Fix a Leak Week, visit www.artesianwater.com.

About Artesian Resources

Artesian Resources Corporation operates as the holding company of wholly-owned subsidiaries offering water, wastewater services and related services on the Delmarva Peninsula. Artesian Water Company, the principal subsidiary, is the oldest and largest investor-owned public water utility on the Delmarva Peninsula, and has been providing water service since 1905. Artesian supplies 7.6 billion gallons of water per year through 1,201 miles of main to about 301,000 people.

WaterSense, a partnership program sponsored by EPA, seeks to protect the future of our nation's water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products and services. Since the program's inception in 2006, WaterSense has helped consumers save 757 billion gallons of water and $14.2 billion in water and energy bills. For more information, visit www.epa.gov/watersense.

CONTACT: Joanne Rufft, Director of Community Relations and Environmental Initiatives Artesian Water Company (302) 453-7144 jrufft@artesianwater.com

Source:Artesian Resources Corporation