Honokohau Deepwell Spare Motor ‘Defective’

The Department of Water Supply’s Honokohau Deepwell remains out of service Friday.

During Friday’s work, it was discovered that the spare motor is defective and cannot be used. DWS is
now working on several options to obtain another spare motor before resuming the installation work.

The updated repair schedule is to be determined.

DWS is urging customers in North Kona to immediately restrict water use to health and safety needs (drinking, cooking, and hygiene purposes) only.

Government agencies, businesses, and other customers that use recycled wastewater or reclaimed water, in lieu
of potable water, for their daily operations are to be commended.

Adjustments were made to the water distribution system and a minimum level of water service is
being maintained. However, without everyone’s continued cooperation,  DWS reports that there will be areas that will
experience periodic loss of water service or lower water pressures.

DWS is also recommending 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.

Portable water can be obtained from a water tanker located on Hina Lani Street between Anini Street and Manu Mele Street as well as water spigots on a fire hydrant along Ane Keohokalole Highway, between Kealakehe Parkway and Kealakehe High School.