UPDATE (4 p.m.) – Electrical power has been restored and the Department of Water Supply’s Makapala Well is now operational. The emergency water restriction notice for the Makapala area in North Kohala is cancelled.
(BIVN) – An Emergency Water Restriction has been issued for the Makapala area of North Kohala on Sunday, due to an electrical outage affecting the Department of Water Supply’s Makapala well.
Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense says the electrical outage occurred due to “damaged power poles.”
County water officials say the following emergency water restrictions are in effect until power can be restored:
- Customers should restrict water usage to health and safety needs only (drinking, cooking, and hygiene purposes only).
- Irrigation activities should cease immediately.
“Water is limited to what is currently in the tank; please kōkua and limit water usage,” Water Supply says. “A water tanker will be stationed at the bottom of Makapala Road for public use.”