Voluntary Water Conservation in Kawaihae Area
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.
Check faucets and pipes for leaks.
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.
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.