Maui Water Department Advises Residents to Conserve Water
The Maui Department of Water Supply advises all customers to conserve water when Lane begins impacting the county due to high winds and/or flooding that could disrupt power supply to water sources.
Customers should store drinking water now for use during the storm in the event water service is shut off. In general, consumers should ensure a safe supply of water for emergency use by storing at least one gallon of water per person per day for 14 days, and also some water on hand for pets.
Water and wastewater systems may be compromised if electricity cannot be supplied to power the pumps and motors in the distribution and transmission systems. In the event of a power outage, the Department of Water Supply may shut off valves and isolate tanks to reduce risk of damage and water loss. If this occurs, water will be restored as soon as it is safe for personnel to go out and open lines and flush if necessary.
All irrigation systems and other non-essential uses of water should be shut off until further notice. Unnecessary use of the wastewater system should also be minimized. Customers should listen for County updates and are requested to call the 24-hour service line (270-7633) only if a water problem occurs. Storm preparation tips are available at www.mauicounty.gov.