The county Department of Water Supply is urging customers to detect and fix leaks in their plumbing during Fix-A-Leak Week, March 17-23.
In recognition of this national event and to promote water conservation efforts islandwide, DWS will be distributing free toilet tank leak detection tablets from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on: Monday, March 18 at KTA Waimea; Wednesday, March 20 at KTA Puainako, Hilo; and Friday, March 22 at KTA Kailua-Kona.
Additional tablets and other water conservation materials will also be available throughout the week at DWS office locations in Hilo, Waimea, Kona, and Ka‘u, while supplies last.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American home can waste more than 10,000 gallons of water every year from running toilets, dripping faucets, and other household leaks.
To check for leaks, residents should observe their water meter after turning off all faucets, spigots and other household appliances. If the meter is still moving, a leak may be present. Customers should also review their water bill for spikes in water usage.
For more leak detection and water conservation tips, visit the Department of Water Supply website at: www.hawaiidws.org.
Source: Hawaii Tribune Herald