DWS: Keahuolū Deepwell Back Online

The Department of Water Supply says that the Keahuolū Deepwell, which was out of service since last Thursday, has been repaired and is once again operational.

Last week’s deepwell failure caused an extended emergency restriction for the North Kona district and forced DWS to ask residents in the area to limit water use to health and safety needs only.

DWS credits customers for heeding the emergency water restriction, allowing service to continue for everyone in the district.

A water restriction still remains in effect for North Kona because four wells are still inoperable. Repairs to the Wai`aha Deepwell are currently on schedule, per DWS, and is expected to be completed by the end of July, while the Palani Deepwell, which was built three years ago, is expected to be repaired by the end of October.

Repairs to the Hualālai and Keōpū deepwells are slated to be done by the end of the year.

DWS says that it will continue to monitor water use by its customers.