No Water at Kīpahulu Until Further Notice

February 13, 2017, 1:14 PM HST · Updated February 14, 1:29 PM
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Haleakala National Park, Kipahulu signage. Photo by Wendy Osher.

UPDATE: 2.14.16, 1:12 p.m.

Authorities at Haleakalā National Park say the water leak that was affecting the ​Kīpahulu district of the park has since been isolated in the park baseyard area, and water will be uninterrupted.

The ​Kīpahulu visitor center restrooms will remain open and the​ water fountain is currently available for use.
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Due to a water break in the Kīpahulu District of Haleakalā National Park, all water in the district of the park will be turned off on Feb. 14, 2017, park officials said.

The ​Kīpahulu ​visitor center restrooms will be closed and portable toilets available.​ Water fountains will be turned off. Visitors are asked to bring their own drinking water.​

​Potable ​water will be ​unavailable​ until further notice. ​Further updates will advise when water service is reestablished.

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Recurring district water leaks and stoppages have occurred in recent years due to aging infrastructure.

In the next few months, the leak will be identified and repaired. Long-term, the park has plans to replace the water system in the next two years.

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