North Kona Water Conservation Remains in Effect
The Department of Water Supply (DWS) reports that due to ongoing repairs with wells in the North Kona area, a 10% voluntary water conservation remains in effect.
As of Friday, March, 9, 2018, at 1:30 p.m., Honokōhau well is offline. Hualālai and Wai‘aha wells continue to be undergoing repairs also.
Residents are reminded to continue conservation efforts by using water as efficiently as possible.
The department will be activating a new water source, Ka‘u #2 well, in the near future.
Ka‘u #2 well was approved as a potable water source by the Department of Health and meets all federal and state water quality requirements. Customers who receive water from Ka‘u #2 (Mākālei, Pu‘ukala, Kaiminani areas) may notice aesthetic differences in the water since it is a basal freshwater source.
Water tank levels will continue to be monitored and evaluated on a routine basis. However, in order to maintain water service to all its customers, the department may need to raise the water restriction if conservation efforts are not adequate.
The department thanks the community for their diligence and continued efforts to conserve, recognizing that we are all stewards of water, our most precious resource.
For more information on water conservation, visit online. For other questions or concerns, call (808) 961-8050 during normal business hours, or (808) 961-8790 for after-hour emergencies, or email [email protected].
Updated information will be forthcoming as it becomes available.