Storm Aftermath: Water Still a Problem in Some Waimea Areas

From COUNTY OF HAWAII:

1.  Water service has been restored to Waimea customers located in the Pu’unani Subdivision.  However, customers along Mana Road do not have water service due to ongoing power issues.

The emergency drinking water spigot remains open at the Waimea Baseball Park on Spencer Road near the restrooms while HELCO completes repairs.
All other Waimea area customers are advised to continue conserving water:

·  Keep water use to an absolute minimum.

·  Water should be used for essentials only (cooking, drinking and sanitation.)

·  Do not wash cars or water lawns.

·  Turn off or disconnect any devices or fixtures that regularly draw water.  Such devices include automatic icemakers and irrigation systems.

2.  At this time, Kohala customers located above Hawi Road including Beers Road, Maliu Ridge, and Ka’ahuhu Road area do not have water service due to power issues in the area.

The emergency drinking water spigot is now located in the senior housing subdivision to accommodate the mauka area customers without water.
3.  A water restriction advisory is in effect for Pa’auilo area customers.  Due to ongoing power issues, water hauling for the Pa’auilo water system has begun.  Until further notice, Pa’auilo customers are advised to restrict water use to essential needs only:
Keep water use to an absolute minimum.

 

·          Water should be used for essentials only (cooking, drinking and sanitation.)

 

·          Do not wash cars or water lawns.

 

·          Turn off or disconnect any devices or fixtures that regularly draw water.  Such devices include automatic icemakers and irrigation systems.

 

4.  A water restriction advisory is now in effect for Waiohinu area customers.  Due to a main break on South Point Road and reduced source water output, customers in Waiohinu mauka, Discovery Harbor mauka, and along South Point Road have no water service.

 

Until further notice, Waiohinu area customers are advised to restrict water use to essential needs only:

 

·          Keep water use to an absolute minimum.

 

·          Water should be used for essentials only (cooking, drinking and sanitation.)

 

·          Do not wash cars or water lawns.

 

·          Turn off or disconnect any devices or fixtures that regularly draw water.  Such devices include automatic icemakers and irrigation systems.

An emergency water spigot is available at Waiohinu Park for customers while main repairs are completed.

5.  Customers are requested to call the 24-hour service line at 961-8790 for water service concerns.

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