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Water restriction in North Kohala CANCELED after Makapala Well restored

UPDATED (3:15 p.m. on 2/3/2019)

Makapala Emergency Water Restriction – CANCELLED

AFFECTED AREA: MAKAPALA; NORTH KOHALA, HAWAI‘I

This is a Department of Water Supply (DWS) message for Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 3:15 p.m.

Electrical power has been restored and DWS’ Makapala Well is now operational. The emergency water restriction notice for the Makapala area in North Kohala is canceled.

DWS appreciates the community’s cooperation and patience during this time.

For information on general water conservation practices, visit our website at www.hawaiidws.org. For other questions or concerns, call (808) 961-8060 during normal business hours, (808) 961-8790 for after-hour emergencies, or email: dws@hawaiidws.org.

This is your Hawai‘i County Department of Water Supply. ​

UPDATED (12 noon on 2/3/2019)

Makapala Emergency Water Restriction

AFFECTED AREAS: MAKAPALA; NORTH KOHALA, HAWAI‘I

This is a Department of Water Supply (DWS) message for 12 noon, Sunday, February 3, 2019.

Due to an electrical outage affecting DWS’ Makapala well, an Emergency Water Restriction has been issued for the Makapala area in North Kohala.

The following emergency water restrictions are in effect until power can be restored:

  • Customers should restrict water usage to health and safety needs only (drinking, cooking, and hygiene purposes only).
  • Irrigation activities should cease immediately.
  • Water is limited to what is currently in the tank; please kōkua and limit water usage.

A water tanker will be stationed at the bottom of Makapala Road for public use.

For other questions or concerns, call (808) 961-8060 during normal business hours, (808) 961-8790 for after-hour emergencies, or email: dws@hawaiidws.org.

MEDIA RELEASE

This is a Civil Defense Power and Water Disruption Message for 11 a.m., Sunday, February 3, 2019

The Department of Water Supply reports a Water Restriction for Makapala, North Kohala in effect due to damaged power poles causing the Makapala Well Site to lose power. Residents in the area are asked to limit water use to drinking and health purposes only until power can be restored. A water tanker is being mobilized and will be located at the bottom of Makapala Road for water needs.​ Thank you for your kokua. Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

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