900 Kauai residents without water due to pump failure
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KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) -
Kauai Department of Water officials say about 900 residents in the Makaweli, Kaumakani and Pakala areas have been without water since Saturday due to a pump failure in the water system.
The system is owned and managed by Gay & Robinson. The Department of Water has provided two water buffalos for essential water needs, located at the Pakala Post Office and the Kaumakani Thrifty Mart. Residents will need to bring their own water containers. Gay & Robinson is also making non-potable water available to residents for uses such as flushing toilets.
Employees of Gay & Robinson are alerting residents in the affected communities to the available resources and timeline for repairs.
Officials say water could be restored as early as Monday.
We will keep you updated as soon as more information becomes available.