DWS: Mandatory Emergency Kona Water Restrictions Imposed Due to Pump Failure

An Emergency Water Restriction Notice for North Kona District water customers has been put in place.

The Department of Water Supply reports Keahuolū Well in North Kona District is out of service.

Due to the loss of this pump and to avoid the loss of water pressure and service, DWS is issuing an immediate restriction on water use to health and safety needs of drinking, cooking, and sanitation only.

North Kona customers in the area from Keauhou to Keahole and Honalo to Makalei must cease all other non-essential water use including all irrigation and washing of vehicles and boats.

Customers can conserve water by flushing toilets less often and taking shorter showers.

In addition, it is recommend that residents store a supply of water (5-10 gallons) for basic household needs, such as flushing toilets, hygiene and consumption in the event of service disruption.

Until further notice, DWS is suspending temporary service accounts and irrigation accounts in North Kona.

Department of Water Supply will be monitoring water usage and wasteful water use will be subject to further water restrictions and possible water shut off.

In order to help meet general customer demand, Water Supply has established public potable water distribution stations at the following locations:

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