East Hawaii News

‘O’okala Residents Under Water Conservation Notice

September 21, 2015, 12:36 PM HST
* Updated September 21, 5:41 PM
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After failing on Monday, the ‘O’okala Deep Well is being worked on by Department of Water Supply crews. Officials say the task may take up to four months to complete.

Currently, water is being hauled from a nearby water system, but residents in the area are being placed on a Water Conservation status, which means all residents should reduce water usage by 10 percent.

DWS suggests the following ways to reach the 10 percent reduction:

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

Agricultural users are also asked to keep water usage to a minimum and irrigate only at night and during non-peak hours from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

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