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For Immediate Release
March 12, 2020

Honolulu Board of Water Supply and Hardware Hawaii Kick Off Detect-A-Leak Week Campaign

Leak Detection and Repair Saves Water and Money

HONOLULU – The Honolulu Board of Water Supply (BWS), in partnership with Hardware Hawaii, is launching Detect-A-Leak Week from March 16-22, 2020, to encourage all Oahu residents to check for property leaks.

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. That’s why it’s important for all water users to check their plumbing fixtures for leaks.

During Detect-A-Leak Week, all Oahu water users are asked to check for leaks in toilets, plumbing fixtures, irrigation systems, and other water-using equipment. To help with this effort, free toilet leak detection dye tablets are available at all Satellite City Halls, Hardware Hawaii stores, and the BWS lobby at 630 South Beretania Street. Hardware Hawaii is also offering a 20 percent discount on toilet accessories, such as wax rings, flappers, supply lines, shut off and tank fill valves from March 16-22. Please see stores for qualifying purchases and additional details.

Those who want to conduct their own leak inspection can visit the BWS’s website at and follow the BWS on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for tips on how to check for leaks. More information is also available by calling 748-5041 or emailing

About the Board of Water Supply

The Board of Water Supply (BWS), a semi-autonomous agency of the City and County of Honolulu, manages Oahu’s municipal water resources and distribution system. As the largest water utility in the State, the BWS serves approximately one million customers on Oahu. The BWS embraces its mission of “Water for Life – Ka Wai Ola” – to provide a safe, dependable, and affordable water supply, now and into the future.  Uwē  ka lani, ola ka honua – “When the heavens weep, the earth lives.”  For more information, visit, follow @BWSHonolulu or like the BWS’s Facebook page at



Kathleen Elliott-Pahinui
Information Officer
Honolulu Board of Water Supply
Phone: (808) 748-5319