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For Immediate Release
March 11, 2019

Honolulu Board of Water Supply & City Mill 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 City Mill Company, Ltd., are launching Detect-A-Leak Week from March 18-24, 2019, to encourage all Oahu residents to check for property leaks.

detect a leak week 2019According 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, City Mill stores, and the BWS lobby at 630 South Beretania Street. City Mill is also offering a 15 percent discount on toilet flapper valves from March 18-24, please see stores for qualifying purchases and additional details.

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

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.  UwÄ“  ka lani, ola ka honua – “When the heavens weep, the earth lives.”  For more information, visit


A flyer is attached for your consideration and use. The flyer is courtesy of the Board of Water Supply.


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