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Fire hydrant flow test in Hilo Thursday (Oct 25)

The Department of Water Supply will be conducting a fire hydrant flow test within the Keaukaha Military Reservation along Earl’s Circle between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 25, 2018. The affected area may experience slightly discolored and turbid water for several hours after the test. Customers are advised to […]

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Fire hydrant flow test in Kona Thursday (Oct 25)

The Department of Water Supply will be conducting a fire hydrant flow test off Alahou Street between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 25, 2018. The affected area may experience slightly discolored and turbid water for several hours after the test. Customers are advised to refrain from washing clothes and […]

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UPDATE: Water main break forces closure of Waiakeawaena Elementary School Thursday (Oct 18)

The Department of Water Supply reports that repairs are complete for the water line break in Waiakea and the system is refilling. Customers may notice air in the system and milky appearance that will clear as the system returns to normal. The water is safe and crews will continue to monitor the system.

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Hydrant flow test in Kawaihae Thursday (Oct 11)

The Department of Water Supply will be conducting a fire hydrant flow test on Maluokalani Street in the Kawaihae Industrial Area between the hours of 9-10 a.m. on Thursday, October 11, 2018. The affected area may experience slightly discolored and turbid water for several hours after the test. Customers are advised to refrain from washing […]

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Fire hydrant flow test in Paauilo Tuesday (Sept 18)

The Department of Water Supply will be conducting a fire hydrant flow test along Paʻauilo Mauka Road between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. The affected area may experience slightly discolored and turbid water for several hours after the test. Customers are advised to refrain from washing clothes […]

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Water shut-off notice for North Kohala September 11-12, 2018

Water will be temporarily turned off in a limited area overnight from 9 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, to 1 a.m. on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, to make a waterline connection for the Kohala High School Stem Building Project. Upon resumption of water service, the waterlines will be flushed and cleaned during which time […]

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UPDATED: Water main break near Papaikou Gym is repaired Friday (Aug 31)

This is a Department of Water Supply (DWS) message for 5 p.m., Friday, August 31, 2018. Repairs were completed at 5 p.m. to a water main break near Pāpaʻikou Gym, restoring water service to customers in Pāpaʻikou from Maluna Place and north along Old Māmalahoa Highway. The 10% Water Conservation Notice for the Pāpaʻikou area […]

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Water conservation notice issued for Papaikou due to Hurricane Lane damage

Inclement weather associated with Hurricane Lane caused damage to portions of our Papaikou infrastructure, causing interruptions in water service. DWS is hauling water to maintain water service. As a result, DWS is requesting Papaikou customers to reduce daily water usage by 10% in order to maintain service to all. Listed are some ways to reach […]

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Photo taken Wednesday, August 15, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Kilauea Eruption: Volcano still fairly quiet, Civil Defense discontinues daily updates

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that activity on the lower east rift zone of Kilauea Volcano has diminished and remained quiet for over a week. The only surface activity is a small, crusted lava pond inside the fissure 8 cone, and a few areas along the coast where lava is entering the ocean. Sulfur dioxide […]

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Map as of 12:00 p.m. HST, August 14, 2018. The lull in eruptive activity on Kīlauea's lower East Rift Zone continues. Lava flows have not expanded since August 9. The fissure 8 cone still hosts a small pond of lava, but no new lava has entered the existing channel in over a week. Lava may intermittently enter the ocean between the Kapoho Bay and Isaac Hale Beach Park areas until residual lava contained within the existing flow is depleted. Given the dynamic nature of Kīlauea's eruption, map details shown here are accurate as of the date/time noted. Shaded purple areas indicate lava flows erupted in 1840, 1955, 1960, and 2014-2015. A NEW MAP WILL NOT BE ISSUED until the current conditions change.

Kilauea Eruption: Fissure 8 crusted over, lava flows have not expanded since August 9

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that eruptive activity remains at reduced levels at Kilauea Summit and the lower east rift zone. Seismic activity at the summit continues to be low with few earthquakes. The lava pond in fissure 8 cone is mostly crusted over. Fissure 8, along with other fissures, continues to release gas. Lava […]

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Ocean entries were small and scattered this morning, but lava had made no significant advance toward Isaac Hale Beach Park. The Pohoiki boat ramp remains intact, but access from it to the open bay has been cut off by a sand bar that extends from the jetty to the shore. As molten lava streams into the ocean, it shatters into small glassy fragments, forming black sand that's transported along the coast by longshore currents. Photo taken Monday, August 13, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Kilauea Eruption: Fissure 8 lava pond is crusted over, fumes continue to be released

Although a lull in activity continues, it is common for eruptions to go through periods of diminished output, or to pause completely, only to reactivate days or weeks later, or longer. Volcanic activity could occur at any time. Residents should remain informed and heed Hawaii County Civil Defense messages and warnings.

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Clear weather this afternoon afforded a stunning view of Kīlauea's summit, which has been "quiet" since August 4, with no significant subsidence or collapses. The flat ledge shown here (center) is part of the former Halema‘uma‘u crater floor, which dropped precipitously between mid-May and early August. Photo taken Thursday, August 9, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Kilauea Eruption: Activity is minimal and mostly confined to Fissure 8

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that eruptive activity remains minimal at Kilauea Summit and at the lower east rift zone from fissure 8. Seismic activity at the summit is low with few earthquakes. Field crews report a lava pond remains confined to fissure 8. HVO continues to monitor Kilauea for possible signs of reactivation.

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Kilauea Eruption: Minimal volcanic activity at Fissure 8 and Kilauea summit

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that eruptive activity remains minimal at Kilauea Summit and at the lower east rift zone from fissure 8. Seismic activity at the summit is low with few earthquakes. Field crews overnight report a lava pond confined to fissure 8. HVO continues to monitor Kilauea for possible signs of reactivation.

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This thermal map shows the fissure system and lava flows as of 6 am on Monday, August 6. Fissure 8 activity has decreased substantially over the past few days, with only a weak lava pond active within the Fissure 8 cone. There were no signs on the surface of lava being supplied from the vent into the channel. Nevertheless, residual lava in the flow continues to enter the ocean, mainly around Ahalanui. The black and white area is the extent of the thermal map. Temperature in the thermal image is displayed as gray-scale values, with the brightest pixels indicating the hottest areas. The thermal map was constructed by stitching many overlapping oblique thermal images collected by a handheld thermal camera during a helicopter overflight of the flow field. The base is a copyrighted color satellite image (used with permission) provided by Digital Globe.

Kilauea Eruption: Eruptive activity is dramatically decreased at Fissure 8 and Kilauea summit

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that eruptive activity has decreased at the Kilauea summit and lower east rift eruption from fissure 8. Seismic activity is low with few felt earthquakes at the summit. Crews overnight in the lower east rift report only glow in fissure 8. HVO continues to monitor Kilauea for signs of reactivation […]

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