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Wailuku Water Tank Levels Steady, Ongoing Vigilance Suggested

August 6, 2019, 8:20 AM HST
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Water tanks in the Wailuku Heights, Kehalani Mauka and Waikapū areas “are holding level,” easing concerns about possible water outages, according to an update issued recently by the Maui Department of Water Supply.

“We are not out of the woods yet, but the area’s water shortage has improved with a combination of pumping water among tanks and ongoing water conservation,” said Department of Water Supply Director Jeffrey Pearson.

“We are still asking residents to be vigilant and not use water unnecessarily. But we also want to thank our customers and employees for their efforts and assure them that they are making a difference. Reduced water usage has helped prevent service interruptions.”

The department continues to investigate consumers with above-average consumption, and will reportedly work to reduce consumption in these areas.

“We are nearing completion of a contract to repair the pump and motor at Waikapū well. This will also help our system to meet these unusual high demands,” department officials said.

Waikapū landscape from the Maui Tropical Plantation. PC: file by Wendy Osher

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