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The latest push to get Oʻahu residents to cut back on water use by fixing leaks


There have been a lot of discussions lately about water conservation on Oʻahu. The Honolulu Board of Water Supply's chief engineer recently asked customers to reduce their water use by 10%, but we fell short of that.

With less than normal rainfall and three BWS water sources shut down due to the contamination of the Navy’s Red Hill shaft, the BWS says it is now more important than ever to conserve water by detecting and fixing leaks. The water utility kicks off its Detect-A-Leak campaign next week, so The Conversation talked to BWS spokesperson Kathleen Pahinui about the most common problems.

For tips on how to check for leaks, go to boardofwatersupply.com/dalw.

This interview aired on The Conversation on April 7, 2022. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.

Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation. Originally from Guam, she spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education. Contact her at ccruz@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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