Faulty Kilauea well fixed

Voluntary water conservation in the Kilauea area continued Thursday as Kaua’i

County Department of Water officials struggled with a balky well pump.


electrical problem idled one of the wells supplying Kilauea, Waipaki and

Kalihiwai before being fixed late yesterday. While another well was in

operation and water was “available for all necessary purposes,” conservation

helped the department meet water consumption demands, said Ernest Lau,


Lau said full service would be restored as soon as the faulty pump

motor was repaired.

Water customers can contact the department at



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