Honolulu utility shuts well to prevent fuel contamination

  • This 2021 photo provided by Cheri Burness shows Burness and her family, including dog Lilikoi, in a car. (Cheri Burness/via AP)

  • This provided by Cheri Burness shows Miranda Burness and the family dog Lilikoi in car in Honolulu on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. Hundreds of military families living near Pearl Harbor have complained of stomach pain, nausea and other health ailments amid concerns the Navy's water system may have been contaminated by a fuel leak.(Cheri Burness via AP)

  • This 2021 photo provided by Cheri Burness shows Burness and her family, including dog Lilikoi, in a car in Honolulu. Hundreds of military families living near Pearl Harbor have complained of stomach pain, nausea and other health ailments amid concerns the Navy's water system may have been contaminated by a fuel leak.(Cheri Burness via AP)

  • This photo shows a tunnel inside the Red Hill Underground Fuel Storage Facility in Pearl Harbor on Jan. 26, 2018. The state of Hawaii says a laboratory has detected petroleum product in a water sample from an elementary school near Pearl Harbor. The news comes amid heightened concerns that fuel from the massive Navy storage facility may contaminate Oahu’s water supply. (U.S. Navy/via AP)

HONOLULU — Amid a continuing crisis over fuel contaminating the Navy’s tap water at Pearl Harbor, Honolulu’s water utility said Friday it shut off one of its wells so it doesn’t taint its own supply with petroleum from an underground aquifer it shares with the military.