Health Department determines tap water in Kalaeloa now safe to drink

Kalaeloa Water Company warns customers to avoid drinking water until quality is deemed safe

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Health Department testing has determined that Kalaeloa Water Company customers can resume drinking water from the tap.

The company had been working with the Department of Health’s Safe Drinking Water Branch following concerns an electrical issue Sunday morning could have compromised water quality.

Until testing came in, residents of Kalaeloa Rental Homes were being told to use alternative water sources for drinking and teeth brushing.

“Being a nurse, I worry about people contacting some sort waterborne illness. I don't want to see extra patients at my hospital,” said Kalaeloa Rental Homes resident Melody Hall.

Barber’s Point Elementary School was also impacted.

In a letter home to parents, the school said it closed off water fountains around the campus Monday and gave students bottles of water. Kids used hand sanitizer instead of washing their hands at sinks.

This story will be updated.

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