Portion of West Hawai’i Under Water Conservation

January 25, 2016, 12:19 PM HST
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A water conservation notice has gone into effect for a portion of West Hawai’i.

The Department of Water Supply notes that the conservation efforts include an area from Honalo Town at Teshima’s restaurant to Onouli Road at Konawaena Elementary School.

DWS officials say dry weather conditions and ongoing repairs to well sources are contributing factors for the needed conservation.

Water conservation calls for a voluntary 10 percent reduction in water use.

DWS suggests the following ways to conserve:

  • 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 buck for small jobs
  • Use drinking water wisely

Agricultural users are asked to keep water usage to a minimum and irrigate only when necessary. Irrigation should take place during non-peak hours between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.

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