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Residents in Paukaa, Papaikou and Kalaoa asked to conserve water due to broken well


AFFECTED AREA: Water Supply customers after Honoli‘i Bridge in the Pauka‘a, Pāpa‘ikou, Upper and Lower Kalaoa area in South Hilo District.

Due to a scheduled repair now underway, the Pāpa‘ikou Well is down. Department of Water Supply customers in the affected area are now under a Water Conservation status. The Department of Water Supply has activated the Ka‘ie‘ie Well as the back up source until the repairs are complete. With everyone’s full cooperation, daily water needs can be met during this repair that is currently estimated to last up to one (1) week.

Water Conservation calls for a voluntary 10% reduction in water use. Listed are some ways to conserve water and reach the 10% goal:

  • Wash only full loads of laundry or dishes at a time.
  • Check faucets and pipes for leaks.
  • Keep a container of drinking water in the refrigerator.
  • Do not let water run when you wash, shave, or brush your teeth.
  • Reduce showering times.
  • Use water-saving devices.
  • Use a broom instead of a water hose for cleaning.
  • Irrigate at night and with a pail for small jobs.

All agricultural users: keep water usage to a minimum. Irrigate only at night and during non-peak hours, from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Minimize water use for dust control. Use water wisely.

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

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