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Higher sodium in water while Keei well repaired (June 21-July15)


The Department of Water Supply’s Keei Well D is scheduled for repair starting June 21. As a result, backup sources Keei Wells A and C will be in use. These wells have sodium levels that are higher than Keei Well D.

The work is expected to be complete July 15.

For most individuals, drinking water supplies only a small percentage of their daily sodium intake and is therefore not a concern. For persons on sodium-restricted diets, however, drinking water could supply a significant percentage of their daily sodium intake. Those that are undergoing treatment for sodium-sensitive hypertension (high blood pressure) are encouraged to consult their health care provider regarding the sodium levels in the drinking water.

The areas provided with water from the Keei Wells include:

1. Mamalahoa Highway from Napoopoo Road, south to Hookena

2. Middle Keei Road from Mamalahoa Highway to the intersection with Napoopoo Road

3. Painted Church Road

4. Keala O Keawe Road from Mamalahoa Highway to Puuhonua O Honaunau

The water from Keei Wells A, C and D meet all primary enforceable standards, and is safe to drink. If you reside in the areas defined above and are concerned about the elevated levels of sodium, you should consult your personal physician.

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