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UPDATE: North Kona Emergency Water Restriction Continues

August 15, 2017, 3:47 PM HST
* Updated August 17, 7:38 AM
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UPDATE: Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017

The Hawai‘i County Department of Water Supply’s Honokohau Deepwell is still out of service.

Extraction of the Honokohau Deepwell pump and motor is now complete. After an inspection of the well, the spare pump and motor will be connected and reinstallation work will continue through the holiday weekend.

PREVIOUS POST: Tuesday, Aug. 15

The Hawai‘i County Department of Water Supply’s Honokohau Deepwell is out of service.


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


Cease all landscape irrigation activities.

The contractor started removing column pipe today and expects to extract the pump and motor in a couple of days.

The spare pump and motor will then be connected and reinstallation work will continue through the Admissions Day weekend.


The DWS appreciates the community’s efforts to restrict their water use during this time.

Government agencies and businesses that use recycled wastewater or reclaimed water in lieu of potable water for their daily operations are to be commended.

Adjustments were made to the water distribution system and a minimum level of water service is being maintained.

However, without everyone’s continued cooperation, there will be areas that will experience periodic loss of water service or lower water pressures.

We also 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.

Potable water can be obtained from a water tanker located on Hina Lani Street between
Anini Street and Manu Mele Street as well as water spigots on a fire hydrant along Ane Keohokalole Highway between Kealakehe Parkway and Kealakehe High School.

Bring your own drinking water containers.

For more information, visit the DWS website.

To report any observed wasteful use of water, call 961-8060 during normal business hours or email [email protected].

For after hour emergencies, call us at 961-8790.

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