Haiku Customers Urged to Conserve Water
By Wendy Osher
(Update: 8:37 a.m. 9/9/12)
Water officials on Maui say water levels remain critically low for customers in Haiku from Kokomo Road eastward to the end of the water system. Requests for continued water conservation in the area remains in place; however, the tanker will not be located at the DWS Baseyard in Makawao as it is not necessary at this time.
DWS personnel continue to monitor the system and are making adjustments to try to keep up with demand.
Water Customers in Haiku are being urged to conserve water through the weekend due to a broken pump at the Kaupakalua Well.
The conservation request is intended for customers from Kokomo Road to the end of the county water system.
Department of Water Supply personnel are currently working on repairing the pump, but it is not yet known when it will resume operation.
Jacky Takakura, Administrative Officer for the Department of Water Supply said tank levels are already low and the area may run out of water if customers do not limit usage to health and safety purposes only.
A water tanker with potable water will be available for customers to fill their own water containers, beginning Sunday morning at the DWS Upcountry baseyard on Makawao Avenue
Customers are asked to call the DWS service number (270-7633) only in a water emergency.