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Water Supply announces 2023 Keiki Water Conservation Poster Contest with entry form

Water Supply announces 2023 Keiki Water Conservation Poster Contest with entry form January 23, 2023FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Water Supply Expands Format for 5th Annual Keiki Water Conservation Poster Contest HILO, HAWAI‘I – The Department of Water Supply (DWS), County of Hawai‘i, invites Hawai‘i Island students attending kindergarten through the sixth grade to enter its 5th… Continue Reading Water Supply announces 2023 Keiki Water Conservation Poster Contest with entry form

Water Supply’s Hilo Payment Drop Box Vandalized Twice in the Last Week

November 15, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Water Supply’s Hilo Payment Drop Box Vandalized Twice in the Last Week HILO, HAWAI‘I – The Department of Water Supply (DWS), County of Hawai‘i, is investigating the vandalism of a locked payment drop box located outside its main office at the Waiākea Office Plaza (WOP), 345 Kekūanaō‘a Street, Suite… Continue Reading Water Supply’s Hilo Payment Drop Box Vandalized Twice in the Last Week

DWS announces results of 2022 keiki water conservation poster contest

HAWAIʻI ISLAND – The Department of Water Supply (DWS), County of Hawai‘i, congratulates the nearly 400 Hawai‘i Island schoolchildren who entered the Department’s 4th Annual Keiki Water Conservation Poster Contest. Open to K-5 students, the contest drew entries from 15 public, private, and charter schools located around the island, along with several homeschoolers. This year’s… Continue Reading DWS announces results of 2022 keiki water conservation poster contest

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County Water Supply Offers Free Water Education At-Home Toolkit

April 19, 2022FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE County Water Supply Offers Free Water Education At-Home Toolkit      HILO, HAWAI‘I – In commemoration of Earth Day April 22, the Department of Water Supply (DWS), County of Hawai‘i, is launching a virtual education program that provides tools and resources so keiki can learn about their drinking water, and… Continue Reading County Water Supply Offers Free Water Education At-Home Toolkit

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Department of Water Supply Promotes Leak Detection during Fix-A-Leak Week

NEWS RELEASEMarch 10, 2022 Department of Water Supply Promotes Leak Detection during Fix-A-Leak Week Department of Water Supply (DWS) customers are encouraged to detect and fix leaks in their plumbing during Fix-A-Leak Week from March 14 to March 20, 2022. In recognition of this national event and to promote water conservation efforts islandwide, FREE toilet… Continue Reading Department of Water Supply Promotes Leak Detection during Fix-A-Leak Week

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Hawai‘i County Department of Water Supply’s Systems are Lead-Free

The Hawai‘i County Department of Water Supply (DWS) wishes to inform its customers that under the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Lead and Copper Rule, DWS has been required to conduct routine monitoring for lead in its 23 public water systems island-wide for over 20 years. Lead contamination has not been found to be originating from… Continue Reading Hawai‘i County Department of Water Supply’s Systems are Lead-Free

Department of Water Supply Announces Winners of 3rd Annual Keiki Water Conservation Poster Contest

The Department of Water Supply (DWS), County of Hawai‘i, has selected the top artworks from the nearly 150 posters Hawai‘i Island schoolchildren entered in the Department’s 3rd Annual Keiki Water Conservation Poster Contest. Public and private school students attending kindergarten through fifth grade were invited to compete in the free contest promoting the theme “Do… Continue Reading Department of Water Supply Announces Winners of 3rd Annual Keiki Water Conservation Poster Contest

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Department of Water Supply Announces Winners of 2nd Annual Keiki Water Conservation Poster Contest

The Department of Water Supply (DWS), County of Hawai‘i, has selected the top artworks from the nearly 500 posters Hawai‘i Island schoolchildren entered earlier this year in its 2nd Annual Keiki Water Conservation Poster Contest. Public and private school students attending kindergarten through fifth grade were invited to enter the free contest promoting the theme… Continue Reading Department of Water Supply Announces Winners of 2nd Annual Keiki Water Conservation Poster Contest