KALAHEO – The Department of Water has installed a temporary low-capacity submersible pump to its Kalaheo deep well, to provide supplemental water service to the Kalaheo area until full restorations are completed.
All areas of Kalaheo should now have water service. However, it is still necessary to continue to use water for essential needs only, even if water pressure appears normal.
Essential uses now include cooking, bathing, toilet flushing, and necessary laundry washing. Residents are asked to continue to refrain from car washing, turning off automatic sprinklers and outdoor irrigation systems.
In addition to the temporary submersible pump, the DOW has installed a temporary pipeline and booster pump to supplement the transmission of water to the Kukuiolono and Kakela Makai tanks. With these temporary installations, crews have since suspended manual water delivery methods.
The DOW announced last Thursday that a full restoration to the well could take four to six weeks to complete.