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Emergency Water Restriction Issued for North Kona

Posted June 29, 2017, 11:36 AM HST
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Big Island Now stock photo. June 2016.

An Emergency Water Restriction notice has been issued for North Kona.

The Hawai‘i County Department of Water Supply’s Keahuolū Deepwell is out of service.

All residents and customers in North Kona must immediately restrict water use to health and safety needs (drinking, cooking and sanitary purposes) only.

Cease all irrigation activities.

Cause of failure is being assessed to determine what needs to be done and how long it will take.

Adjustments to the water system have been made to provide customers a minimum level of water service.

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Without everyone’s cooperation, areas will experience periodic loss of water service or lower water pressures.

DWS will be suspending service to all temporary service and irrigation accounts as well as actively restricting specific accounts due to exorbitant water use.

Report any observed wasteful use of water to the DWS at 961-8060 or 961-8790.

For information, go online or call the DWS at 961-8060 for more information or to report wasteful water use during normal business hours (7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

For after-hours emergencies, call 961-8790.

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Ronn Murray Yikes! So 5 wells out now?June 29, 2017 12:39pm
Kristen Cole-Lanier I thought it said north korea for a second and i was like...huh?June 29, 2017 12:42pm
Sue Glass Randy GlassJune 29, 2017 02:11pm
Syl Vie What exactly is the southern boundary of north Kona?June 29, 2017 02:16pm
Lisa Minkler-Hackworth Yes, this is great, but are they going to shut the water off at all of the public beaches too except for the toilets?June 29, 2017 02:24pm
Toby Fort The sky is fallingJune 29, 2017 03:01pm
Stephen E Jones More messes left by Billy Boy . Now mayor Kim has to fix everything , Bus,s left broken , Parks left in disrepair , who knows what else !!!June 29, 2017 04:18pm
Mike Gustafson Time to stock up on waterJune 29, 2017 07:54pm
Virginia Aragon-Barnes Was the issue broken pumps?June 29, 2017 09:12pm
Minoo Elison Palisades to KeauhouJune 29, 2017 10:09pm
Syl Vie thanks! Finally saw it in the press release.June 29, 2017 10:15pm
Linda Thomas-vandervoort What about hotels and golf courses?June 29, 2017 11:12pm
George Ukiki Rosa III Haven't seen Mayor Kim since he was voted back in though?June 30, 2017 02:58am
Robert Larsson It amazes me they never though about keeping a spare custom made pump for replacement. And 2 pumps has been down for 6 months does it really take that long to make this custom pump? Sounds like someone dropped the ball now we are in a crisis. 4 down , does this mean a 5th broke ?June 30, 2017 06:34am
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