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Water Department Promotes Leak Detection During Fix a Leak Week

March 11, 2022, 6:30 AM HST
* Updated March 11, 4:51 AM
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The county Department of Water Supply encourages customers to fix a leak and help conserve water islandwide.

According to a press release, the DWS, in recognition of national Fix a Leak Week from March 14-20, is offering free toilet tank leak detection tablets and other water conservation materials at its office locations in Hilo, Waimea, and Kona, while supplies last.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average American home can waste more than 10,000 gallons of water a year from running toilets, dripping faucets and other household leaks. These types of leaks are often easy to fix.

Fixing easily corrected household water leaks can save the average homeowner about 10% on their water bill, said the press release.

To check for leaks, residents should observe their water meter after turning off all faucets, spigots and other household appliances that use water. If the meter is still moving, a leak might 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 EPA website.

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