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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

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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