North Kona Emergency Water Restriction for September 8, 2017

North Kona Emergency Water Restriction

The Emergency Water Restriction for North Kona remains in effect. ALL residents and customers in North Kona must continue to restrict water use to health and safety needs (drinking, cooking, and hygiene purposes).

An Emergency Proclamation was issued on September 6, 2017 by Mayor Harry Kim, to ensure administrative readiness by the County in the event that immediate services are needed from other government agencies or from the private sector.

Due to a significant level of overall compliance, water levels in the tanks have remained stable. The Department appreciates the community’s efforts to restrict water use during this time. Therefore, limited hand watering of precious plants, on occasion, is still acceptable using the following best practices:
Water at night to reduce evaporation.
• Use of County’s free mulch to preserve moisture around plants. Visit the County’s website at:
http://www.hawaiizerowaste.org/recycle/greenwaste/ for more information.
Use of recycled water from downspouts, washing machines, washing dishes, and shower “warm up” water is also encouraged.
• Do not over-water plants.
• Use of sprinklers (manual or automatic) for lawns and grass areas is still prohibited.

For other unique situations, please contact the Department to discuss possible options.
Without everyone’s continued 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 your use, potable water can be obtained from water “buffaloes” 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.

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.