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Update: Urgent Water Service Outage for Anini Road Customers in Kīlauea

Posted May 19, 2022, 12:13 PM HST ·Updated May 19, 1:00 PM

12:20 p.m. Update: The Department of Water and the Princeville Utilities Co., has issued an urgent water service outage for Anini Road customers, until further notice, due to an ongoing power outage that has impacted pump stations at the PUCI’s well site.

The electrical outages were caused by severe inclement weather, according to PUCI.

“Well pumps are not operational which will result in depletion of the storage tank supply,” PUCI stated. “There is currently no available timeline for water service restoration or service repairs at this time until electrical power can be restored.”

Officials say water tank levels are extremely low. Normal water use during a water outage notice could cause unnecessary air or sediment to be automatically drawn into household plumbing.

Additionally, customers are advised to turn off appliances that automatically draw water such as ice machines and irrigation systems.

There is currently no available timeline for service restoration until power can be restored. An update will be provided when new information is received.

To monitor water service announcements online, visit www.facebook.com/KauaiDOW.

Original story:

The Department of Water has issued an immediate water conservation request for customers in Kīlauea located on Anini Road, until further notice due to a power outage.

Water tank levels are low, and customers are advised to limit water use to essential needs only, such as cooking, drinking and sanitation purposes, to avoid a full water service outage.

Additional conservation methods include turning off appliances that automatically draw water such as ice machines and irrigation systems and refraining from car washing and other non-essential uses.

An update will be provided when the conservation notice is lifted.

To monitor water service announcements online, visit www.facebook.com/KauaiDOW or for more information, please call the Department of Water at 808-245-5461.

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