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Water conservation notice for areas of South Kohala and Hamakua

MEDIA RELEASE

Reminder: Water Conservation Notice
Effective Immediately
Affected Areas: Waimea Town To Kawaihae, Upper Paauilo, and Ahualoa; Districts of South Kohala and Hamakua, Hawaii

This is a reminder of the Water Conservation Notice in effect for the affected areas above due to decreased rainfall amounts and earthquake damaged storage still under repair for the area.

Residents in the affected areas listed above are asked to conserve water until the rainfall increases, and the reservoirs are repaired. This Water Conservation Notice is a request for voluntary 10% reduction in daily use.

Listed below are some ways to conserve water to reach the 10% goal:

  • full loads of laundry only.
  • Wash full loads of dishes only.
  • Serve drinking water only when requested.
  • Do not let the faucet run unnecessarily.
  • When bathing, use water only to wet and rinse off.
  • Do not fill up the bathtub.
  • Use a glass to rinse when brushing your teeth.
  • Do not flush toilets unnecessarily.
  • Stop lawn sprinkling.
  • Stop car and boat washing.
  • Stop dust control watering.
  • Use drinking water wisely.

Agricultural users are urged to irrigate only at night from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. This measure will reduce water loss due to evaporation and minimize water system drain during peak demand.

The Department of Water Supply would like to thank our South Kohala and Hamakua System customers for their cooperation during this conservation period. With your continued efforts, the Department will be able to supply all the residents the drinking water needed to meet daily needs.

For more information, please contact Mr. Daryl Ikeda, Chief of Operations, at 961-8790.

DEPARTMENT OF WATER SUPPLY
COUNTY OF HAWAII

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