North Kona Water Restriction — Honokohau Well Down

August 14, 2017
Press Release
Time: 3:00pm
Update: #1
North Kona Emergency Water Restriction – Honokohau well down
This is an Emergency Water Restriction update for North Kona. The Department of Water
Supply’s (DWS) Honokohau Deepwell is out of service. Therefore, ALL residents and
customers in North Kona must immediately restrict water use to health and safety
needs (drinking, cooking, and hygiene purposes) only. Cease all landscape irrigation
activities.

DWS’s contractor is starting to remove the broken pump and motor as of today. In the
meantime, a spare pump and motor has been transported to the well site for installation. The
repair timeframe is to be determined.

Adjustments to the water system have been made to provide customers a minimum level of
water service. Without everyone’s cooperation, there will be areas that will experience
periodic loss of water service or lower water pressures.

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 the community’s use, potable water distribution stations are at the following locations:

Ane Keohokalole Hwy., between Kealakehe Parkway and Kealakehe High School
– Hina Lani between Anini Street and Manu Mele Street

For more information visit our website at www.hawaiidws.org. To report any observed
wasteful use of water call 961-8060 during normal business hours,  or email:
dws@hawaiidws.org . For after hour emergencies call us at 961-8790.