(BIVN) – A Mandatory Water Restriction remains in place as the Department of Water Supply’s Keahuolū Deepwell remains out of service.
Crews will continue to work double shifts throughout the Fourth of July holiday to complete repairs, the Hawaii County officials report. Workers must install a replacement pump and motor. Until the work is finished, “ALL residents and customers in North Kona must continue to restrict water use to health and safety needs (drinking, cooking, and hygiene purposes) only,” officials warn. “Cease all irrigation activities.”
County officials say completion of repairs is still expected by Sunday, July 9.
“DWS appreciates everyone’s assistance and continued cooperation,” officials said in a media release. “Due to your help, water service has been maintained to all users.”
The release also states:
DWS will continue to monitor for unnecessary water use. We also recommend 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, a water tanker is located on Hina Lani Street between Anini Street and Manu Mele Street and a water spigot on a fire hydrant along Ane Keohokalole Highway, between Kealakehe Parkway and Kealakehe High School.
Please visit our website at hawaiidws.org for more information.
To report wasteful water use, call the Department of Water Supply. During normal business hours – 961-8060. After-hours and emergencies – 961-8790.
Officials will have another update on Wednesday, July 5.