DWS Continues Well Repairs Through July 4 Holiday

July 4, 2017, 11:53 AM HST (Updated July 5, 2017, 8:50 AM)

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

Work to install the replacement pump and motor continues.

Crews will continue to work double shifts and throughout the Fourth of July holiday to complete repairs.

Completion is still expected by Sunday, July 9.


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.

The 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 department continues to recommend that residents store a sufficient amount of water for basic household needs, such as drinking, cooking, and hygiene purposes, in the event of service disruptions.

Water is available at a tanker  located on Hina Lani Street between Anini Street and Manu Mele Street. A water spigot on a fire hydrant along Ane Keohokalole Highway, between Kealakehe Parkway and Kealakehe High School is also open for public use.

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

The next update is scheduled for Wednesday, July 5, at 4 p.m.


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