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Voluntary Water Conservation in Kawaihae Area

June 9, 2015, 8:21 AM HST
* Updated June 9, 8:23 AM
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The Department of Water Supply has announced a water conservation notice for customers in the Puako area from Kawaihae Village to Kawaihae Harbor, including the industrial area, subdivisions in the area, and the following resorts: Mauna Lani, Fairmont Orchid, Hapuna Prince Beach Hotel, and Mauna Kea Beach Hotel.

DWS says the water conservation is due to the failure of Parker Well #2.

In the notice, customers are asked to voluntarily reduce water use by 10 percent.

The following are suggestions from the DWS to reduce water usage:

Wash only full loads of laundry.

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Check faucets and pipes for leaks.

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Keep a container of drinking water in the refrigerator.

Do not let water run when you wash, shave, or brush your teeth.

Use water-saving devices.

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Use a broom instead of a water hose for cleaning.

Irrigate at night and with a pail for small jobs.

Use drinking water wisely.

In addition, the DWS suggests that agricultural water users keep usage to a minimum and irrigate only during night and non-peak hours, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Water should also be minimized for dust control.

Additional information can be obtained by contacting Mr. Clyde Young at 961-8790.

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