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WAILUKU, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) -
watch is in effect for Upcountry Maui effective August 30.
continued extremely dry weather conditions and low flows into the water
reservoirs, Upcountry residents are urged to voluntarily conserve water by 10%
or more until further notice.
affected area includes Haiku, Makawao, Olinda, Haliimaile, Pukalani,
Omaopio/Pulehu, Kula, Keokea/Waiohuli, Ulupalakua, and Kanaio.
Director of Water Supply Dave Taylor said that conditions have been very dry in
the watershed areas with little or no rainfall. As a result, the Wailoa Ditch,
a primary Upcountry water source, has been flowing at less than 40 million
gallons per day (MGD) for the past week. In addition, the 100 MG Kahakapao
reservoirs currently hold only 33.4 MG and the Waikamoi reservoirs are empty.
the short term weather forecast does not show any likelihood of substantial
rainfall. Under these conditions, all Upcountry residents are asked to conserve
water as best as they can. Po'okela Well is operational, and adds 1.3 MGD to
the system. The total average demand for the Upcountry water system for the
past week was 8.5 MGD. Normally, average demand is 7.1 MGD.
are low. If we do not get rain soon and demand remains high, we will have to
implement mandatory cutbacks to preserve our water supply. If customers can use
less, we can make it through without mandatory restrictions until the rains
replenish the reservoirs," said Director Taylor.
conserve water, consumers should check in and around homes for leaks, use water
conservatively, and install water saving devices where possible. Suggested
conservation methods include not washing cars, irrigating lawns or filling
storage tanks or reservoirs. Decreasing outdoor water use is a simple yet
significant way to reduce water consumption.
low-flow showerheads and leak detection dye tablets for toilets are available
at One Main Plaza, Suite 102 in Wailuku. For more information on how to save
water, contact the DWS at 463-3110. To report leaks in the water system, please