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North Kona Emergency Water Restriction Continues

July 3, 2017, 9:06 AM HST
* Updated July 3, 9:08 AM
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UPDATE: Sunday, July 2, 2017, 2 p.m.

The Hawai‘i County Department of Water Supply’s Keahuolū Deepwell is out of service and currently being repaired.

All residents and customers in North Kona must continue to restrict water use to health and safety needs (drinking, cooking, and hygiene purposes) only.

Cease all irrigation activities.

Work to install the replacement pump and motor continues. Crews are working double shifts to complete repairs as soon as possible.

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Based on available information from the field, repairs are anticipated to be completed by Sunday, July 9.

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DWS appreciates everyone’s assistance and continued cooperation. Due to your help, water service has been maintained to all users.

The DWS will continue to monitor for unnecessary water use.

The DWS recommends that residents store a sufficient amount of water (5 to 10 gallons) for basic household needs, such as drinking, cooking, and hygiene purposes, in the event of service disruptions.

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For your use, water is available at the following locations:

  • A water tanker is located on Hina Lani Street between Anini Street and Manu Mele Street and
  • A water spigot on a fire hydrant along Ane Keohokalole Highway, between Kealakehe Parkway and Kealakehe High School.

Visit  www.hawaiidws.org for more information. To report wasteful water use, call the Department of Water Supply during normal business hours at (808) 961-8060. Report after-hours and emergencies at 961-8790.

The next update is scheduled for Monday, July 3, at 4 p.m.

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The Department of Water Supply reported the Keahuolu Well located in North Kona District as out of service and is currently repairing the well.

Due to the loss of the pump and to avoid the loss of water pressure and service, the Department of Water Supply has restricted in North Kona water use to health and safety needs of drinking, cooking, and sanitation only.

North Kona customers in the area of Keauhou to Keahole (Kona Airport) and Honalo to Makalei must cease all other water use including all irrigation and washing of vehicles and boats effective immediately.

Conserve water by flushing less often and taking shorter showers.

Civil Defense also recommends residents store a sufficient amount fo 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 Department of Water Supply is suspending temporary service accounts and irrigation accounts in North Kona.

Department of Water Supply is monitoring water usage and wasteful water use will be subject to further water restrictions and possible water shutoff.

In order to help meet general customer demand, the Department of Water Supply has established Public Potable Water Distribution Stations at the following locations;

– Ane Keohokalole Highway between the West Hawaii Civic Center and Kealakehe High School.

– Hina Lani between Anini St. and Manu Mele St.

For more information, please visit www.hawaiidws.org. To report restriction violations, please call 961-8060 or 961-8790.

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