The Department of Water Supply reports Keahuolu Well located 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, the 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 water use including all irrigation and washing of vehicles and boats, according to DWS.
Customers can conserve water by flushing toilets less often and taking shorter showers.
In addition, DWS also recommends that residents store a sufficient amount 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, the DWS is suspending temporary service accounts and irrigation accounts in North Kona.
DWS 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, DWS has established public potable water distribution stations at the following locations:
-Ane Keohokalole Highway between Kealakehe Parkway and Kealakehe High School
– Hina Lani between Anini Street and Manu Mele Street