Emergency water restriction remains in effect for Hamakua Coast areas

KAILUA-KONA — The Hawaii County Department of Water Supply has issued an emergency water restriction for areas of the Hamakua Coast.

Affected areas include Honokaa, Haina, Paauhau, Ahualoa, Kapulena, and Kukuihaele, the department said.

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The department said the restriction is necessary due to an electrical outage and fallen trees following this weekend’s winter storm. Customers should restrict water usage to health and safety needs only (drinking, cooking, and hygiene purposes only).

The department said that irrigation activities should cease.

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Water is currently being hauled to meet the community’s needs.

If you have questions or concerns, call (808) 961-8060 during normal business hours, (808) 961-8790 for after-hour emergencies, or email dws@hawaiidws.org.