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Fix-A-Leak Week, March 18-24

March 15, 2018, 11:28 AM HST
* Updated March 15, 1:25 PM
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The Department of Water Supply is encouraging customers to check for leaks in their plumbing, during FIX-A-LEAK WEEK from March Sunday through Saturday, March 18 to 24, 2018.

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.

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For more leak detection and water conservation tips, visit the Department of Water Supply website or the United States Environmental Protection Agency website.

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