Some Big Island residents placed under emergency water restrictions

PUNA, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Department of Water Supply on Hawaii Island has placed some residents under emergency water restrictions.

Officials say water restrictions are in place for all residents in the Kapoho area including Leilani Estates, Nanawale Estates, Kapoho and Lanipuna Gardens, Pohoiki Estates, Green Lake Farm Lots, Vacation Land, and anyone living on Pohoiki and Kalapana Kapoho Beach Roads.

DWS says all customers in those areas must immediately restrict water use to health and safety needs only.

Water spigots have been installed near the entrance of Lava Tree State Park and a water tanker has been placed at Vacationland for public use.

Hawaii Police Department reports Leilani Estates remains inaccessible to the public.

The restrictions come as seven fissures continue to spew out lava and toxic sulfur dioxide into the air.

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