Hawaii News Digest, 30 August 2017, 0525 hrs, UTC, Post #15512.
Reporter: Lisa Kubota (Hawaii News Now).
Accessed on 30 August 2017, 0525 hrs, UTC.
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North Kona residents are concerned about the impact of the continuing emergency water restriction on several upcoming sporting events which attract thousands of participants and spectators. Ever since the failure of a pump and motor at the Honokohau Deepwell, water use has been restricted to essential purposes only.
Organizers of the Queen Liliuokalani Canoe Races on 31 August 2017 are providing bottled water and alerting paddlers about the ongoing water shortage.
The Ironman World Championship will be held in Kailua-Kona in mid-October. Race officials are aware of water restrictions and will be planning accordingly.
Hawaii News Now reporter Lisa Kubota quotes Department of Water Supply Engineer Keith Okamoto as saying he doesn’t expect any problems from these sporting events:
“For both months of September and October, we don’t notice a significant change from other months,” said Keith Okamoto, manager-chief engineer of the Department of Water Supply. “We feel confident that there won’t be major impact.”
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