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Upper Kula Water Clear, But Boil Water Advisory still in effect for Ulupalakua & Kanaio

January 14, 2011, 11:49 AM HST
* Updated January 29, 2:37 AM
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Posted by Wendy Osher

The Boil Water Advisory has been canceled for Upper Kula, but residents in Ulupalakua and Kanaio must still boil their water as a precautionary measure.  Officials from the Department of Water Supply say a broken waterline earlier this week  may have compromised the water quality in the area.

File image by Wendy Osher.

Recent bacteriological tests show no postitive results for total coliform for residents on Waiakoa, Alae, Naalae Road, Waipoli, Polipoli, Waiohuli and Keokea.

The Department of Water Supply, however, is continuing to advise Ulupalakua and Kanaio residents and businesses to continue to boil their water. Until water lines in Ulupalakua and Kanaio are completely flushed and laboratory staff can analyze samples to ensure the safety of the water, customers should boil water before consumption.

Customers from Ulupalakua to Kanaio should not drink the water from the tap before boiling it first.  Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water.  Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice.  Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.

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A potable water tanker remains at Ching Store for customers to fill their own containers.

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The DWS 24-hour service line is available at 270-7633 for water service problems.

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