Kilauea water problems over

Full water service has been restored to Kilauea customers of the Kaua’i County

Department of Water after electrical problems connected with two electric pumps

in the area were corrected last week.

Customers in Kilauea, Waipaki and the

Kalihiwai areas lost water Wednesday when the pumps stopped operating,

prompting a call for voluntary water conservation, according to deputy water

manager Ed Tschupp.

Full service was restored when repairs to one of the

pumps was completed, he said.

The department asked the public to continue

water conservation until electrical problems with the second pump were

corrected and the pump resumed bringing water to storage tanks in the area,

Tschupp said.

Staff writer Lester Chang can be reached at 245-3681

(ext. 225) and


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