Boil water advisory still in effect for some Kula residents after E. Coli detected

The boil water advisory was issued out of an abundance of caution.
The boil water advisory was issued out of an abundance of caution.(Pixabay)
Published: Dec. 16, 2021 at 3:43 PM HST|Updated: Dec. 29, 2021 at 9:24 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Department of Water Supply is continuing to advise residents and businesses in some areas in Kula to boil their water before consumption.

The advisory was issued out of an abundance of caution after trace amounts of E. coli bacteria were detected.

The department said residents on Naalae Road are urged to resume boiling water. Officials said so far maintenance has been conducted in the area and standpipes that had tested positive for E. coli have been replaced.

The boil water advisory also remains in effect for residents of Waipoli Road, Polipoli Road and Lower Kula Road between Naalae and Waipoli roads.

Customers should boil tap water for one minute and then let it cool before consuming. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation and showering until further notice.

The county has set up several water tanks at Fong Store, Ching Store, Ulupalakua Ranch Office, Kula Community Center, Rice Park and Copp Road at Kula Highway.

Maui County said residents who did not lose water during the storm earlier this month are not affected.

Crews are still working to flush waterlines in the affected area.

The Department of Water Supply said it will inform customers when tests show no bacteria and boiling is no longer needed.

For more information and updates, click here or call the DWS 24-hour hotline at (808) 270-7633.

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