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North Kona Water Restriction Continues: Spare Motor Defective

August 18, 2017, 2:52 PM HST
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The Hawai‘i County Department of Water Supply’s Honokohau Deepwell is still out of service.

During today’s work, it was discovered that the spare motor is defective and cannot be used.

DWS is now working on several options to obtain another spare motor before resuming the installation work.

The updated repair schedule is to be determined.

Therefore, all residents and customers in North Kona must continue to restrict water use to health and safety needs (drinking, cooking, and hygiene purposes) only and cease all landscape irrigation activities.


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


Government agencies, businesses, and other customers 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.


The DWS also recommends 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.

For your use, 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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