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Department of Water Supply news release – Hilo water remains safe to drink

HILO – HAIHAI AREA WATER REMAINS SAFE TO DRINK The Department of Water Supply (DWS), County of Hawai‘i, reassures its Hilo water customers that their tap water remains safe to drink after the isolated discovery of turbid or discolored water.DWS suspects the use of fire hydrants on Oneawa Place, Makalani Place, and Ka Manelo Street… Continue Reading Department of Water Supply news release – Hilo water remains safe to drink

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Water Conservation Notice CANCELLED for South Kohala customers

January 12, 2024FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE South Kohala Water Conservation Notice CANCELLED AFFECTED AREAS: PUAKŌ, KAWAIHAE VILLAGE TO KAWAIHAE HARBOR AND INDUSTRIAL AREA, AND THE FOLLOWING RESORT AREAS: MAUNA LANI/FAIRMONT ORCHID, HĀPUNA PRINCE, MAUNA KEA BEACH HOTEL, AND ADJACENT SUBDIVISIONS/DEVELOPMENTS; SOUTH KOHALA, HAWAI‘I This is an important update from Department of Water Supply (DWS), County of… Continue Reading Water Conservation Notice CANCELLED for South Kohala customers

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Water Preparedness for Extended Power Outages

February 2, 2024 Water Preparedness for Extended Power Outages The Department of Water Supply (DWS), County of Hawai‘i, requires a significant amount of dependable electricity to move approximately 25 million gallons of water each day and deliver it to more than 45,000 homes, businesses, farms, and community facilities located throughout much of Hawai‘i Island. Hawaiian… Continue Reading Water Preparedness for Extended Power Outages

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Department of Water Supply News Release – North Kohala water customers reminded to continue conservation efforts

January 12, 2024FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE North Kohala Water Customers Reminded to Continue Conservation Efforts AFFECTED AREAS: HĀWĪ TO HALA‘ULA, INCLUDING PUAKEA BAY, KA‘AUHUHU HOMESTEADS, ‘ĀINAKEA VILLAGE SUBDIVISION, AND ALL CUSTOMERS ALONG AKONI PULE HIGHWAY, MILL ROAD, AND MA‘ULILI ROAD; NORTH KOHALA, HAWAI‘I The Department of Water Supply (DWS), County of Hawai‘i, reminds its North Kohala… Continue Reading Department of Water Supply News Release – North Kohala water customers reminded to continue conservation efforts

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Water Supply announces 2024 Keiki Water Conservation Poster Contest

January 8, 2024FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Water Supply Accepting Entries for 6th Annual Keiki Water Conservation Poster Contest      HILO, HAWAI‘I – The Department of Water Supply (DWS), County of Hawai‘i, is now accepting entries for its 6th Annual Keiki Water Conservation Poster Contest open to Hawai‘i Island students attending kindergarten through the sixth grade.… Continue Reading Water Supply announces 2024 Keiki Water Conservation Poster Contest

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Water Conservation Notice Issued for North Kohala Customers

December 15, 2023FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Water Conservation Notice Issued for North Kohala Customers AFFECTED AREAS: HĀWĪ TO HALA‘ULA, INCLUDING PUAKEA BAY, KA‘AUHUHU HOMESTEADS, ‘ĀINAKEA VILLAGE SUBDIVISION, AND ALL CUSTOMERS ALONG AKONI PULE HIGHWAY, MILL ROAD, AND MA‘ULILI ROAD; NORTH KOHALA, HAWAI‘I This is an important Department of Water Supply (DWS), County of Hawai‘i, message for… Continue Reading Water Conservation Notice Issued for North Kohala Customers

Water preparedness for extended power outages

November 16, 2023 Water Preparedness for Extended Power Outages The Department of Water Supply (DWS), County of Hawai‘i, requires a significant amount of dependable electricity to move approximately 25 million gallons of water each day and deliver it to more than 45,000 homes, businesses, farms, and community facilities located throughout much of Hawai‘i Island. Hawaiian… Continue Reading Water preparedness for extended power outages

Water Supply’s Preparation for Forecasted Extended Drought

November 14, 2023 Water Supply Prepares for Forecasted Extended Drought The Department of Water Supply (DWS), County of Hawai‘i, has undertaken a multi-phased strategy aimed at meeting customers’ and the public’s essential drinking water needs during the ongoing islandwide drought that weather experts predict will extend well into 2024. Providing customers with an adequate and… Continue Reading Water Supply’s Preparation for Forecasted Extended Drought

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Severe drought heightens need to use drinking water wisely

November 6, 2023 Severe Drought Heightens Need to Use Drinking Water Wisely Most of Hawai‘i Island is experiencing severe drought, with extreme drought now occurring in multiple regions, according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor map that shows conditions have worsened since last month’s update https://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/CurrentMap/StateDroughtMonitor.aspx?HI. The November 2, 2023, map supports the National Weather… Continue Reading Severe drought heightens need to use drinking water wisely

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Additional Testing of ‘Ōla‘a-Mountain View Water System Again Shows No TCP

October 19, 2023 Additional Testing of ‘Ōla‘a-Mountain View Water System Again Shows No Detection of 1,2,3-Trichloropropane TAP WATER REMAINS SAFE TO DRINK The Department of Water Supply (DWS), County of Hawai‘i, reports that additional follow-up testing of the ‘Ōla‘a-Mountain View Water System again showed no detection of 1,2,3-Trichloropropane (TCP), verifying the water remains safe to… Continue Reading Additional Testing of ‘Ōla‘a-Mountain View Water System Again Shows No TCP