DWS says new well not needed at Waiaha site

The Waiaha deep well in North Kona has been offline for more than a year. (Max Dible/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — The Hawaii County Department of Water Supply is poised to salvage the Waiaha Deep Well after a cable snapped during a botched extraction at the site last summer, sending equipment plummeting into the earth and knocking the water source offline indefinitely.