Mandatory North Kona water restrictions lifted after well repaired

Mandatory North Kona water restrictions lifted after well repaired

NORTH KONA, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) - After nearly a year of strict water conservation orders for North Kona residents, water restrictions were lifted Tuesday.

The Hawaii Island Department of Water Supply said the Keopu Deepwell was repaired in late December, and has functioned properly ever since.

Several delays and multiple broken wells forced residents to cut back water use under a 25 percent reduction order.

"The Department would sincerely like to acknowledge the community's efforts to reduce their water usage throughout the water restriction," DWS said.

A voluntary 10 percent conservation order is now in effect.

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