Water Supply to Central and West Molokai Crippled

Molokai Ranch has announced that the main ground water source (Well 17) for Kualapuu, Puunana and Kaluakoi is down and not supplying any water.

The ranch asks that all Molokai Public Utilities & Waiola O Molokai customers conserve water as much as possible by keeping irrigation to a minimum, not watering unnecessarily, or otherwise wasting any water until further notice.

According to Sonny Reyes, an employee of Molokai Ranch, Well 17 was found to be inoperable on Tuesday, June 12.

A specialist brought in by the ranch determined that the break is located somewhere beneath the surface. The exact location and nature of the problem, remains unknown. There is currently no time frame as to when the problem will be fixed.

Molokai Ranch representatives said that they would be going door to door to notify residents of the water shortage and that they would continue to update the public of any updates.


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