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Central Molokai Customers Urged to Conserve Water

November 1, 2009, 1:40 PM HST
* Updated November 1, 2:53 PM
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The County of Maui Department of Water Supply (DWS) is urging all residents and businesses in Kaunakakai, Kalae, Hoolehua, Kualapuu, Kipu, and Kalamaula, Molokai to use water for health and safety purposes only while the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) well pumps are out of service.  At this time the DWS Kualapuu Well is providing the DHHL service areas with water, in addition to its regular service area of Kaunakakai town.

Kualapuu Well. Photo courtesy County of Maui.

Kualapuu Well. Photo courtesy County of Maui.

The DHHL well pump no. 1 at the Kaulawai Well site stopped working on Saturday, October 31.  There are two pumps at the Kaulawai Well site; however, the repair of well pump no. 2 is still undergoing repair, which is estimated to take at least two weeks.

Customers are urged to reduce their water consumption by at least 25% by turning off irrigation systems and other non-essential uses of water in order to maintain an adequate water supply for health and safety purposes.  The phone number for the DWS Kaunakakai office is 553-3531 and the DHHL office number in Kalamaula is 560-6104.  Customers are requested to call these numbers only if a water problem occurs.

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