Emergency Water Restriction Continues for North Kona
The Department of Water Supply reports Keahuolu Well located in North Kona District is out of service.
Due to the loss of this pump and to avoid the loss of water pressure and service, the Department of Water Supply is issuing an immediate restriction on water use to health and safety needs of drinking, cooking, and sanitation only.
North Kona customers in the area from Keauhou to Keahole and Honalo to Makalei must cease all other water use including all irrigation and washing of vehicles and boats.
Conserve water by flushing toilets less often and taking shorter showers.
The DWS also recommends that residents store a sufficient amount of water (5 to 10 gallons) for basic household needs, such as flushing toilets, hygiene and consumption in the event of service disruption.
Until further notice, the DWS is suspending temporary service accounts and irrigation accounts in North Kona.
Department of Water Supply will be monitoring water usage and wasteful water use will be subject to further water restrictions and possible water shut off.
In order to help meet general customer demand, the DWS has established Public Potable Water Distribution Stations at two locations:
- Ane Keohokalole Hwy. between Kealakehe Parkway and Kealakehe High School
- Hina Lani between Anini St. and Manu Mele St.