Fix-A-Leak Week, March 18-24
In recognition of this national event and to promote water conservation efforts islandwide, the Department of Water Supply will be distributing free toilet tank leak detection tablets in front of the Hilo Safeway store on Wednesday, March 21, from 2 to 6 p.m.
Additional tablets and other water conservation materials will also be available throughout the week at Department of Water Supply office locations in Hilo, Waimea and Kona, while supplies last.
According to the United States 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 (dishwashers, clothes washers, etc.) If the meter is still moving, a leak may be present. Customers should also review their water bill for spikes in water usage.