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DWS: Haleki’i Well Work May Take 2-3 Months

September 2, 2015, 2:37 PM HST
* Updated September 2, 2:39 PM
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Repair work to the Haleki’i deep well in South Kona is being conducted after it failed on Monday, Aug. 31. Department of Water Supply officials say the work may take between two to three months to be completed.

A back-up well has been placed online, however, residents in the upper elevation areas of Kanialiu could be faced with low to no water pressure.

Drinking water has been made accessible through a water spigot on Mamalahoa Highway, across the street from the Aloha Theater in front of the former Harold’s 76 Gas Station.

During the repair work, DWS customers in the area have been placed under Water Conservation status, meaning that customers are asked to observe a voluntary 10 percent reduction in water use.

The DWS has supplied the following ways to reduce usage by 10 percent:

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Wash only full loads of laundry or dishes at a time.

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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.

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Reduce showering times.

Use water-saving devices.

Use a broom instead of a water hose for cleaning.

Irrigate at night and with a bucket for small jobs.

Use drinking water wisely.

Those using water for agricultural use should keep usage to a minimum, irrigating only at night and during non-peak hours.

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