(ABOVE) Image of the Keauhou Aquifer, part of the greater Hualālai Aquifer, taken from the Hawaii County Dept. of Water Supply’s Water Use and Development Plan Update
- Due to the breakdown of water wells in North Kona, Department of Water Supply customers in the affected area are now under a Water Conservation status which calls for a voluntary 10% reduction in water use.
AFFECTED AREA: FROM KEAUHOU TO KEĀHOLE, UP TO PUUKALA; NORTH KONA, HAWAI‘I
Due to the breakdown of the Honokohau, Hōlualoa, Hualālai, Kahalu‘u “B” wells, Department of Water Supply customers in the affected area are now under a Water Conservation status. Water Conservation calls for a voluntary 10% reduction in water use. Listed are some ways to conserve water and reach the 10% goal:
- Wash only full loads of laundry or dishes at a time.
- Check faucets and pipes for leaks.
- Keep a container of drinking water in the refrigerator.
- Do not let water run when you wash, shave, or brush your teeth.
- Reduce showering times.
- Use water-saving devices.
- Use a broom instead of a water hose for cleaning.
- Irrigate at night and with a pail for small jobs.
- Use drinking water wisely.
All agricultural users: keep water usage to a minimum. Irrigate only at night and during non-peak hours, from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Minimize water use for dust control.
For more information, please contact Mr. Daryl Ikeda at 961-8790.Department of Water Supply PSA on Dec. 22