Fix a leak week


Every year, EBMUD invests tens of millions of dollars in repairs to fix or replace the most worn pipes in our system. We are on the job 365 days a year, 24 hours a day because we need these pipes to deliver water to the people of the East Bay.

This March, we invite you to rise to the challenge and invest in your own pipes and fixtures. For the third year running, EBMUD is proud to sponsor the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Fix a Leak Week. Beginning in mid-March, you will find dye tabs and leak detection displays at 50 local hardware stores throughout the East Bay. The dye tabs are one of the easiest ways to help you find one of the most common and wasteful leaks in your home—a faulty toilet flapper. Our research shows that 1 in 4 homes has a leak, and a faulty toilet flapper can leak about 200 gallons of precious drinking water each day.

Don’t stop there. Leaks happen just as much outside as inside and your irrigation system is the most likely culprit. This is particularly important now as we ready for springtime and the California natives you planted last fall will be ready for their first summer. Take the opportunity to test your system now, before you need to turn 
it on! View our irrigation videos online and get a better handle on your outdoor irrigation scheduling.

If you missed Fix A Leak Week and want dye tabs or more information, visit

Annual household leaks waste 1 trillion gallons nationwide. Fix that leak—it’s easy as 1-2-3.
Locale Store Name Address City
East Alamo Hardware 3438 Camino Tassajara Danville
  Moraga Hardware & Lumber 1409 Moraga Way Moraga
  Orinda Hardware 56 Moraga Way Orinda
  Bill's Ace Hardware Pleasant Hill 1530 Contra Costa Blvd. Pleasant Hill
  Home Depot 2750 Crow Cnyn Rd San Ramon
  Belmont Hardware 1279 Boulevard Way Walnut Creek
  Downtown Walnut Creek Ace 2044 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Walnut Creek
  General Plumbing Supply Co Inc. 1530 San Luis Rd. Walnut Creek
  Walnut Creek Ace Hardware 2967 Ygnacio Valley Rd. Walnut Creek
North Bayshore Supply 600 Cleveland Ave  Albany
  Ashby Plumbing and Heating Supply 1000 Ashby Ave Berkeley 
  Berkeley Ace Hardware 2145 University Ave Berkeley 
  Orchard Supply Hardware 1025 Ashby Ave Berkeley 
  True Value Eastern Supply (Chinese) 2900 Shattuck Ave Berkeley 
  Pastime Hardware 10057 San Pablo Ave El Cerrito
  Oliver's Ace Hardware 4071 San Pablo Dam Rd El Sobrante
  Kensington Home and Hardware 303 Arlington Ave #2 Kensington
  Whale point Marine & Hardware 205 Cutting Bl Richmond
  Rodeo Tru Value Hardware 670 Parker Ave Rodeo
  San Pablo Plumbing Supply 1159 Rumrill Bl San Pablo
  Bill's Ace Hardware Concord 4451 Clayton Rd Concord
  Bill's Ace Hardware Martinez 3610 Pacheco Blvd Martinez
South Encinal True Value Hardware 2801 Encinal Ave. Alameda
  Pagano's Hardware Mart 640 Central Avenue, Suite A Alameda
  Pagano's Hardware Town Center 2298 South Shore Center Alameda
  Pete's Ace Hardware 2569 Castro Valley Blvd. Castro Valley
  Workbench True Value Hardware (Chinese and Spanish) 19640 Center St Castro Valley
  Bonanza  3617 International Bl  Oakland
South Cole Hardware 5533 College Ave. Oakland
  Ellis Ace Hardware 5424 Martin Luther King Jr. Way Oakland
  Laurel Ace Hardware 4024 Macarthur Bl Oakland
  Markus Ace  Hardware 625 3rd St Oakland
  Moran Supply 415 40th St Oakland
  Pace Supply (SPANISH) 425 Market St Oakland
  Sayfee's Hardware (SPANISH) 10226 International Bl Oakland
  Grand Lake Ace hardware 1221 Grand Ave Piedmont
  Peerless Ace hardware 13740 Doolittle Dr San Leandro