Kaunakakai Water Customers Urged to Conserve
UPDATE: Kaunakakai Water Customers Urged to Conserve
Maui County Press Release
The County of Maui Department of Water Supply (DWS) is urging all customers in Kaunakakai and Kalae, Molokai to use water for health and safety purposes only while the Department of Water Supply replaces the pump and motor at the Kualapuu Well, which is the County’s only water source for the area.
Water levels at the Kaunakakai tank have fallen rapidly since the Kualapuu Well was shut down on Monday, June 22, 2009 for the repair work. Customers may experience low water pressure or no water if storage levels continue to drop. The State Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is supplying water to the County system while the well is out of service but cannot keep up with the additional demand.
The pump replacement project is scheduled for June 22 through July 10, 2009. DWS personnel are working to find ways to supplement the water supply until tank levels are stabilized. Customers were originally asked to cut back water usage by a targeted amount of 25 percent; however, this may be revised if demand continues to exceed supply.
Customers are urged to conserve water by turning off irrigation systems and other non-essential uses of water in order to maintain adequate water levels in the storage tanks for health and safety purposes.