The Department of Water Supply is launching DETECT-A-LEAK WEEK from March 18-24, 2013 as a way to encourage all Hawaii County residents to check for water leaks. DETECT-A-LEAK WEEK will be observed statewide in unison with the state DLNR Commission on Water Resource Management, each respective County Mayor and water utility, and the Hawai‘i Rural Water Association;
“Every effort made to repair leaks helps protect water, our most precious resource. Thank you for doing your part at home and in your yard during Detect-A-Leak Week.” said Quirino Antonio, Department of Water Supply Manager and Chief Engineer.
All residents should check their plumbing fixtures for leaks because 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.
“For Hawaii island, free toilet tank leak detection tablets are available at all ACE Hardware, HPM Building Supply, and Home Depot Hilo and Kona stores during DETECT-A-LEAK WEEK” said Keith Okamoto, Hawaii Department of Water Supply Deputy, “stop in to a location near you to pick up a packet while supplies last.”
For more tips on how to check for leaks at home, visit: County of Hawaii Department of Water Supply website: www.hawaiidws.org.