Residents Asked to Reduce Water Usage Due to New Well

July 14, 2014, 5:39 PM HST · Updated July 14, 5:40 PM
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By Maui Now Staff

File photo by Wendy Osher.

File photo by Wendy Osher.

Customers in Kahului, Wailuku, Waihee, Paia, Kihei, Wailea, and Makena are asked to reduce water usage all day Tuesday, July 15 as water production will be limited until a new well is connected to the water system.

Shaft 33 and Iao Well will be shut down for 14 hours while contractors work on connecting the new Wailuku Well, says the county Department of Water Supply.

The shut down is planned to begin at 5:30 a.m.

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Shaft 33 is a primary water source for Central Maui with a daily average production of 4.75 million gallons per day, said a department press release.

Iao Well was placed in service in January 2013 and provides approximately 300,000 gallons per day, say officials. The tie-in project is part of a capital improvement project to install the well pump at Wailuku Well to spread out pumping in the Iao Aquifer. Wailuku Well is expected to be placed in service after construction is completed in 2015.

All Tuesday, customers are urged to conserve water by turning off irrigation systems and other non-essential uses of water. Water pressure should not be affected. Customers are requested to call the 24-hour service line (270-7633) only if a water problem occurs.

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