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2020 Keiki Water Conservation Poster Contest news release

December 13, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   DWS Invites Big Island Schoolchildren to Enter 2020 Keiki Water Conservation Poster Contest   HILO, HAWAI‘I – “Conserve to Preserve” is the theme of the Department of Water Supply’s (DWS) 2020 Keiki Water Conservation Poster Contest open to all Big Island schoolchildren enrolled in kindergarten through the fifth… Continue Reading 2020 Keiki Water Conservation Poster Contest news release

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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