Hawaiian Ocean View water well back online

File video by David Corrigan | Voice of Stephanie Salazar

HAWAIIAN OCEAN VIEW ESTATES, Hawaii: After a sudden emergency closure earlier this week, the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates’ Deepwell is back up and running

The Department of Water Supply is closely monitoring the operations of the system to ensure the current electrical problem is completely resolved.

When the repair is deemed complete, the tank will be restored to full capacity. When the tank is full, water hauling at the standpipe can resume.

Water Supply estimates water hauling may resume on Monday September 24 at 7:00 a.m.

Due to the status of this repair, the following remain in effect:

  • The drinking water spigots remain open for community access.
  • The standpipe facility remains closed, and water hauling is diverted to standpipes at alternate facilities in Na‘alehu and Ho‘okena.
  • Water Supply staff continues to monitor the system, and requests cooperation, patience, and understanding from area customers during this emergency.

In July, after years of planning – and wrangling – the long awaited, $6 million project in the remote Ka’u subdivision was dedicated, and began providing thirsty residents with water.

The project was procured as design-build that was executed in two phases, in order to ensure encumbrance of State funds within a very short legislative timeline of 2 years, according to officials.

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