Detect-a-Leak Week to begin March 11

HONOLULU — The state Commission on Water Resource Management, in a partnership with county water departments and the Hawai‘i Rural Water Association, is launching Detect-a-Leak Week from March 11 through 17 to encourage all Hawai‘i residents to check for water leaks at their homes, properties and workplaces, according to a state news release.

“With water rates going up, it is ever more important to deal with the leaks while they are small,” said David Craddick, Kaua‘i Department of Water manager and chief engineer.

The average American home can waste more than 10,000 gallons of water each year from running toilets, dripping faucets and other household leaks, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Visit www.kauaiwater.org for more information on the initiative.

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