Hawaii News Digest, 28 September 2017, 0710 UTC, Post #15672.
Accessed on 28 September 2017, 0710 UTC.
The Emergency Water Restriction continues for North Kona. Here is the official announcement from Hawaii County’s Department of Water Supply:
“September 27, 2017
Time: 2:15 pm
North Kona Emergency Water Restriction
The Emergency Water Restriction for North Kona remains in effect. Over the past few days there
has been a water level decline in the tanks that service the general area between the Mākālei Fire station
to just south of the Palani Road and Māmalahoa highway junction. These areas include, but are not
limited to, Mākālei Estates, Kona Hills, Palisades, Wainani / Lokahi Makai, Kaiminani Drive (including all
side streets), Kona Acres, and Hina Lani Drive (including all side streets). Without everyone’s continued
cooperation, there will be areas that will experience periodic loss of water service or lower water
pressures. ALL residents and customers in North Kona must continue to restrict water use to
health and safety needs (drinking, cooking, and hygiene purposes).
The Department appreciates the community’s continued efforts to restrict water use during this time. As
such, limited hand watering of precious plants, on occasion, is still acceptable using the following best
• Water at night to reduce evaporation.
• Use of County’s free mulch to preserve
moisture around plants.
Visit the County’s website at:
eenwaste/ for more information.
• Use of rainwater from downspouts for
• Do not over-water plants.
• Use of sprinklers (manual or automatic) for
lawns and grass areas is still prohibited.
This restriction also prohibits the draining and refilling of swimming pools, hot tubs, water fountains, etc.
Customers should take appropriate measures to reduce the loss of existing water in swimming pools
and hot tubs, such as checking the pool for leaks and consulting a pool supplier for appropriate pool
covers. In addition, customer should ensure proper operation and maintenance of pool pump equipment.
The installation process has begun for both the Hualālai and Palani Deepwell repairs. Contractor has
two (2) crews working on both repairs concurrently. At this time, the anticipated completion of Hualālai
Deepwell repair is this weekend, with Palani Deepwell repair to follow shortly thereafter. We will update
you throughout this installation process as more progress is made and/or more information becomes
For your use, potable water can be obtained from a portable water tanker located on Hina Lani Street
below Anini Street as well as water spigots along Ane Keohokalole Highway, between Kealakehe High
School and Palani Road. Please bring your own drinking water containers to fill. 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 more information visit our website at http://www.hawaiidws.org. To report any observed wasteful use of
water, call 961-8060 during normal business hours or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For after hour
emergencies call us at 961-8790.”
If you have any questions about water use in North Kona, please call the above listed numbers.
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