About Town: 03-13-19

Kona Visayan Club accepting scholarship applications

The Kona Visayan Club Daniel Kailiwai Scholarship Program is now accepting scholarship applications through April 15.

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Application forms may be picked up at the college counselor’s office at Kealakehe High and Konawaena High schools or can be downloaded from our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/konavisayanclub/ and click the “sign up” button.

All graduating West Hawaii seniors who will be attending college or university full time in the fall are illegible to apply.

Recipients will be awarded a minimum of $1,000 each which will be paid directly to the college or university the recipient will be attending. Awards will be announced on May 3.

Info: Email janeclementhawaii@gmail.com.

Fix-A-Leak Week starts Sunday

The Department of Water Supply is encouraging customers to detect and fix leaks in their plumbing during Fix-A-Leak Week, which runs Sunday through March 23.

In recognition of this national event and to promote water conservation efforts islandwide, DWS will be distributing free toilet tank leak detection tablets from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, March 18, at KTA Waimea; Wednesday, March 20, at KTA Puainako, Hilo; and Friday, March 22, at KTA Kailua-Kona. Additional tablets and other water conservation materials will also be available throughout the week at DWS office locations in Hilo, Waimea, Kona, and Ka‘u, while supplies last.

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According to the United States EPA, 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 leak detection and water conservation tips, visit the Department of Water Supply website at www.hawaiidws.org or the EPA website at www.epa.gov/watersense/fix-leak-week.

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