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Dept. of Water Supply reminds North Kona customers mandatory restrictions in effect

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The County of Hawai‘i Department of Water Supply is reminding its North Kona customers that a mandatory 25% water restriction notice remains in place for the following areas:

  • Mākālei; Kalaoa; Kona Palisades; Keāhole; Palamanui; Kohanaiki; Kailua-Kona;
  • Kaloko; Kaloko Mauka; Hualālai; Honokōhau; Kealakehe; Keahuolū; Keōpū;
  • Hōlualoa; Wai‘aha; Kahalu‘u; and Keauhou.

A 25% water restriction is needed because the Hualālai Deepwell unexpectedly went offline on March 30, and the Honokōhau Deepwell remains under repair. The Department of Water Supply is working on an emergency repair to the Hualālai Deepwell.

Reducing water use will preserve adequate water supplies and pressure to meet the community’s drinking, cooking and hygiene needs. The Department of Water Supply will continue monitoring the water system and make necessary adjustments. Updates will be posted on the department’s website; Facebook page; and Instagram account.

Use water wisely and sparingly. Customers should refrain from irrigation, washing cars and other unnecessary water uses while the water restriction is in effect. Taking short showers, fixing leaky toilets and turning off the faucet while brushing teeth are easy ways to reduce water use.


For more water conservation tips, visit www.hawaiidws.org, call 808-961-8050 during normal business hours, or email [email protected]. Call 808-961-8790 to report after-hours emergencies.

The Department of Water Supply thanks water customers who have been reducing and limiting their water use and appreciates their patience while it works to bring the North Kona wells back online.


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