ʻĪao Boil Water Restriction Lifted, Water Conservation Request RemainsSeptember 19, 2016, 3:16 PM HST · Updated September 19, 3:19 PM 0 Comments
Effective Sept. 19, 2016, 2 p.m., the Department of Water Supply has cancelled water restrictions for consumers on ʻĪao Valley Road and Main Street who were previously given notice of the water restriction.
The water samples have been confirmed to meet Federal Environmental Protection Agency and State Department of Health water quality standards. Residents and businesses in these areas may now resume normal use of their water.
The request to conserve water remains in effect for Wailuku, Kahului and Lahaina.
The DWS continues to request that all consumers in the Wailuku and Kahului areas to conserve water because of damage to the ground water source at ʻĪao Tunnel and ʻĪao surface water treatment plant. Both units combined normally produce up to 3 million gallons a day.
The DWS continues to request that all consumers in the Lahaina area to conserve water because of damage to the intake system for Lahaina surface water treatment plant. Lahaina water treatment plant, which normally produces up to 3 mgd, has been operating on a reduced output of 1.7 mgd until repairs can be made later this week.
The following measures are strongly encouraged for all who were impacted by the water advisory if your water is not clear: run and flush your water faucets and fixtures for 5-10 minutes and flush your water related apparatus and appliances, such as soda dispensers, showers, heaters and ice makers. If the water still does not run clear after flushing, contact the DWS trouble line at (808) 270-7633.
The next update will be issued on Sept 29, 2016 at approximately 2:30 pm or sooner if necessary.