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Community Meeting for the Waikoloa Reservoir No. 1 
Earthquake Repairs Project in Waimea – January 17, 2019

SOUTH KOHALA – The Department of Water Supply (DWS) invites the community to attend an informational meeting regarding the upcoming Waikoloa Reservoir No. 1 Earthquake Repairs Project in Waimea. Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019 Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Place: Waimea Community Center 65-1260 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela, HI 96743 Project details, schedule, and other… Continue Reading Community Meeting for the Waikoloa Reservoir No. 1 
Earthquake Repairs Project in Waimea – January 17, 2019

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Community Meeting for the Kaʻieʻie Mauka Facility Improvements Project in Pāpaʻikou – January 7, 2019

SOUTH HILO – The Department of Water Supply (DWS) invites the community to attend an informational meeting regarding the upcoming Kaʻieʻie Mauka Facility Improvements Project near the top of Kaʻieʻie Road in Pāpaʻikou. Date:              Monday, January 14, 2019 Time:             5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Place:             Pāpaʻikou Community Center                  … Continue Reading Community Meeting for the Kaʻieʻie Mauka Facility Improvements Project in Pāpaʻikou – January 7, 2019

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Community Meeting for the Waiʻaha Water System Improvements Project in North Kona – January 2, 2019

NORTH KONA – The Department of Water Supply (DWS) invites the community to attend an informational meeting regarding the upcoming Waiʻaha Water System Improvement (Transmission) Project in the Waiʻaha area along Māmalahoa Highway from Water Pipe Road (south of UCC Hawaiʻi Coffee) to Kamila Place (near Iokepa Estates). Date:               Wednesday, January 9, 2019Time:              5:30 p.m.… Continue Reading Community Meeting for the Waiʻaha Water System Improvements Project in North Kona – January 2, 2019

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Pāpaʻikou Water Main Break REPAIRED – November 13, 2018

AFFECTED AREA:  PĀPAʻIKOU, SOUTH HILO, HAWAI‘I This is a Department of Water Supply (DWS) message for Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. Repairs were completed at 3:30 p.m. to a water main break near Pāpaʻikou Gym, restoring water service to customers in Pāpaʻikou from Maluna Place and north along Old Māmalahoa Highway. Customers may… Continue Reading Pāpaʻikou Water Main Break REPAIRED – November 13, 2018

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Pāpaʻikou Water Main Break Alert – November 13, 2018

AFFECTED AREA:  PĀPAʻIKOU, SOUTH HILO, HAWAI‘I This is a Department of Water Supply (DWS) message for Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. Pāpaʻikou customers from Maluna Place and north along Old Māmalahoa Highway (also known as Scenic Road), and all side roads including but not limited to Kaapoko Homesteads and Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole… Continue Reading Pāpaʻikou Water Main Break Alert – November 13, 2018

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Water Main Break Repaired – October 18, 2018

AFFECTED AREAS: HAIHAI STREET & KīLAUEA AVENUE IN WAIĀKEA, SOUTH HILO, HAWAI‘I This is a Department of Water Supply (DWS) message for Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Repairs were completed at 10:00 a.m. to a water main break near Haihai Street and Kīlauea Avenue, restoring water service to Waiakeawaena Elementary School and the… Continue Reading Water Main Break Repaired – October 18, 2018

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Pāpaʻikou Water Main Break REPAIRED – August 31, 2018

AFFECTED AREA:  PĀPAʻIKOU, SOUTH HILO, HAWAI‘I This is a Department of Water Supply (DWS) message for Friday, August 31, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Repairs were completed at 5:00 p.m. to a water main break near Pāpaʻikou Gym, restoring water service to customers in Pāpaʻikou from Maluna Place and north along Old Māmalahoa Highway. The 10%… Continue Reading Pāpaʻikou Water Main Break REPAIRED – August 31, 2018

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Pāpaʻikou Water Main Break Alert – August 31, 2018

AFFECTED AREA:  PĀPAʻIKOU, SOUTH HILO, HAWAI‘I This is a Department of Water Supply (DWS) message for Friday, August 31, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. Pāpaʻikou customers from Maluna Place and north along Old Māmalahoa Highway (also known as Scenic Road), and all side roads including but not limited to Kaapoko Homesteads and Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole… Continue Reading Pāpaʻikou Water Main Break Alert – August 31, 2018

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Water Conservation Notice for Pāpaʻikou – August 28, 2018

AFFECTED AREA:  PĀPAʻIKOU, SOUTH HILO, HAWAI‘I This is a Department of Water Supply (DWS) update for Tuesday, August 28, 2018. Inclement weather associated with Hurricane Lane caused damage to portions of our Pāpaʻikou infrastructure, causing interruptions in water service. DWS is hauling water to maintain water service. As a result, DWS is requesting Pāpaʻikou customers… Continue Reading Water Conservation Notice for Pāpaʻikou – August 28, 2018

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North Kona Water Conservation Reminder – July 27, 2018

This is a Department of Water Supply (DWS) update for Friday, July 27, 2018. North Kona customers are reminded to continue their 10% Voluntary Water Conservation efforts by using water as efficiently as possible. Please make adjustments to irrigation and sprinkler systems to ensure they do not waste water. Palani, Honokōhau, Hualālai and Waiʻaha Wells… Continue Reading North Kona Water Conservation Reminder – July 27, 2018

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Drinking Water Well Sources and Volcanic Activity

The primary sources for Department of Water Supply (DWS) water systems are underground aquifers – large bodies of water below the island’s surface. DWS pumps water from the aquifers, then its piped to storage tanks and treated for safe consumption. Thus, DWS does not foresee any adverse affects to the drinking water sources on the… Continue Reading Drinking Water Well Sources and Volcanic Activity