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1 well repaired, but water restrictions still in place for North Kona residents

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NORTH KONA, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) -

One of the broken water wells servicing North Kona residents has been fixed, according to Hawaii Island's Department of Water Supply. 

Crews finished repairs to the Keaholu Deepwell Wednesday. 

The sudden shut down of the well last week Thursday prompted a water emergency for residents. Communities were told to limit water usage to the bare necessities such as drinking, cooking and hygiene purposes.

Despite the well being fixed, four other wells are still being repaired.

Water restrictions remain in effect for the area, and residents are being asked to cut normal water use by 25 percent.

A water tanker is available on Hina Lani Street, between Anini and Manu Mele streets, and a water spigot on a fire hydrant is located along Ane Keohokalole Highway, between Kealakehe Parkway and Kealakehe High School.

The cause of the well shutdown is still unclear. 

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